[ muhng ]
/ mʌŋ /


something disgusting or offensive, especially filth or muck.

verb (used with object)

to make dirty (often followed by up).
to spoil, ruin, or destroy (often followed by up).
  1. to make incremental changes to (a file, system, etc.), eventually ruining or destroying the original.
  2. to modify (an email address) in an easily reversible way, to avoid spam.

Origin of mung

First recorded in 1945–50; of uncertain origin
Can be confusedmung munge

Definition for munging (2 of 2)


[ muhnj ]
/ mʌndʒ /

verb (used with or without object), munged, mung·ing. Computer Slang.

to manipulate (raw data), especially to convert (data) from one format to another: the munging of HTML content.

Origin of munge

of uncertain origin
Can be confusedmung munge Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for munging


/ (mʌŋ) /

verb (tr)

computing slang to process (computer data)

Word Origin for mung

C20: m (ash) u (ntil) n (o) g (ood)
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