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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.


Bung is a musical group.

  • album: "Cunning Bugger"


  1. Bung a.k.a. Aeksiri Gumbangphai is a Thai musician and the bassist of 25 Hours.
  2. Bung a.k.a. Siriyakorn Siriboon: Siriyakorn "Bung" Siriboon is a Melbourne schoolgirl who went missing on 2 June, 2011.

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


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 dictionaries and other 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 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 previewThe Pharmaceutical Era (1907)

A bung is a big ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Underworld (2015)

British and American by Eric Partridge

'Bung, c. a Purse, ...

Google previewEssential 18037 Pages English Dictionary (2015)

by Nam Nguyen

Bung, n. Etym: [Cf. W. bwng orfice, bunghole, Ir. buinne tap, spout, OGael. buine.] 1. The large stopper of the orifice in the bilge of a cask. 2. The orifice in the bilge of a cask through which it is filled; bunghole. 3. A sharper or pickpocket.

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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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