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bung mid-15c., from M.Du. bonge "stopper;" or perhaps from Fr. bonde "bung, bunghole" (15c.), which may be of Germanic origin, or it may be from Gaul. bunda (Cf. O.Ir. bonn, Gael. bonn, Welsh bon "base, sole of the foot"). It is possible that either or both of these sources is ultimately from L. puncta in the sense of "hole."

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  • Bung — Bung, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bunged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bunging}.] To stop, as the orifice in the bilge of a cask, with a bung; to close; with up. [1913 Webster] {To bung up}, to use up, as by bruising or over exertion; to exhaust or incapacitate… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • bung — I. /bʌŋ / (say bung) noun 1. a stopper, as for the hole of a cask. 2. → bunghole. 3. Colloquial a memo to an employee, especially of a government department, calling attention to a breach of regulations. –verb (t) 4. Also, bung up. to close up… …   Australian English dictionary

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