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Definition of the noun bung

What does bung mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: bungs

  1. a plug used to close a hole in a barrel or flask
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of bung: spile
    • more generic words: plug / stopper / stopple = blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
    • part of: barrel / cask = a cylindrical container that holds liquids

Alternative definition of the noun bung


  1. A stopper, alternative to a cork, often made of rubber used to prevent fluid passing through the neck of a bottle, vat, a hole in a vessel etc.
  2. A cecum or anus, especially of a slaughter animal.
  3. [slang] A bribe.

Specialised definition of the noun bung

Glossary of sports

an illicit fee paid to a football player, manager or agent to facilitate a player transfer (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

  • usage: slang

Definition of the adjective bung

What does bung mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. [Australian slang] broken, not in working order

Definition of the verb bung

What does bung mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: bunged | bunging | bungs

  1. give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the compensation agreed on
  2. close with a cork or stopper
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: close / shut = move so that an opening or passage is obstructed

Alternative definition of the verb bung


  1. [transitive] To plug, as with a bung.
  2. [transitive, informal] To put somewhere without care; chuck.
  3. [transitive] To batter, bruise; to cause to bulge or swell.
  4. [transitive] To pass a bribe.


  1. Bung a.k.a. Aeksiri Gumbangphai is a Thai musician and the bassist of 25 Hours.
    • nationality: Thailand
    • profession: Musician
    • member of musical group 25 Hours (Bass) since
  2. Bung a.k.a. Siriyakorn Siriboon: Siriyakorn "Bung" Siriboon is a Melbourne schoolgirl who went missing on 2 June, 2011.
    • also known as Siriyakorn "Bung" Siriboon

There are other people with Bung in their name, like Bung Salim, Bung Nguyen and mahesh bung.


Bung is a musical group.

  • album: "Cunning Bugger"


Bung: A bung, stopper or cork is a truncated cylindrical or conical closure to seal a container, such as a bottle, tube or barrel. Unlike a lid, which encloses a container from the outside without displacing the inner volume, a bung is partially inserted inside the container to act as a seal.

  • also known as Stopper

Phrases with Bung

  1. Bung Up
  2. Bung-Hole
  3. To Bung Up

Printed books with definitions for Bung

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Google previewHardwood Record (1912)

The bung is the blushing violet of the wood specialty field.

Google previewAnimal By-Product Processing & Utilization (1999)

by Herbert W. Ockerman, Conly L. Hansen

Beef bung is a casing prepared from the blind gut or caecum. The ileocecal valve is 45.7-91.4 cm (18-36 in) from the blind end. Black gut See Chitterling. Bladder is a casing prepared from the urinary bladder of cattle or pigs. Brine is common ...

Google previewChronological and Descriptive Index of Patents Applied for and Patents Granted, Containing the Abridgements of Provisional and Complete Specifications (1873)

by Great Britain. Patent Office

The underside of the brushing is dished with the exception of the outer rim which is turned off smooth so as to provide a bearing surface, and at the bottom of the bung is a thin metallic disc having a projecting flange on its under side, around ...

Google previewExperimental Homebrewing (2014)

Breaking the Rules to Brew Great Beer by Drew Beechum, Denny Conn

The bung is a small round rubber piece that fits into the keg after you fill it.

Google previewRepresentation Theory and Complex Analysis (2008)

Lectures Given at the C.I.M.E. Summer School Held in Venice, Italy, June 10-17, 2004 by Enrico Casadio Tarabusi, Andrea D'Agnolo, Massimo A. Picardello

Since BunG is an algebraic stack, one needs to be careful in applying the localization functor. The appropriate formalism has been developed ...

Google previewThe Pharmaceutical Era (1907)

A bung is a big ...

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Quotes about Bung

Ye hae been smelling the bung.
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Scrabble value of B3U1N1G2

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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