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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.

Phrases with Bung

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


  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 and Bung Nguyen.


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

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 previewButchers' Advocate (1921)

Dressed Poultry and the Food Merchant

Upon the removal of the viscera from the hog it is sent to the offal floor, where the hog bung is detached. The bung is the last of the largest intestines of the hog, and is from 4 to 6 feet in length. It is of whitish color and is close, compact and solid ...

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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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