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mundungus

[muhn-duhng-guh s]
noun Archaic.
  1. malodorous tobacco.
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Origin of mundungus

1630–40; Latinized variant of Spanish mondongo tripe
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Word Origin and History for 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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