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Topic: DAILY LIFE

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Middle Dutch
Origin: bonghe, probably from Late Latin puncta 'hole made in something', from Latin pungere; PUNGENT

bung

1 noun
     
bung1 [countable]
1D a round piece of rubber, wood etc used to close the top of a container
2 British English informal money given to someone secretly, and usually illegally, to make them do something
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