mundungus

[muhn-duhng-guh s]

noun Archaic.

malodorous tobacco.

Nearby words

  1. mundanely,
  2. mundanity,
  3. mundelein,
  4. mundify,
  5. mundugumor,
  6. mung,
  7. mung bean,
  8. munga,
  9. munge,
  10. mungo

Origin of mundungus

1630–40; Latinized variant of Spanish mondongo tripe

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Word Origin and History for mundungus

mundungus

n.

"tobacco with an offensive odor," 1640s, from Spanish mondongo "paunch, tripe, intestines," related to modejo "paunch, belly (of a pig)."

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