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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb bung:


Definition of Bung

What does Bung mean?


  1. a plug used to close a hole in a barrel or flask
    • 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


  1. give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the compensation agreed on
  2. close with a cork or stopper
    • more generic words: close / shut = move so that an opening or passage is obstructed

Alternative definition


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


  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.


  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


Bung a.k.a. Aeksiri Gumbangphai is a Thai musician and the bassist of 25 Hours.

There are other people with Bung in their name, like Bung Nguyen.


Bung is a musical group.


Bung: A bung or stopper 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.

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Google previewHardwood Record (1912)

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

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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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