Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

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

bung

1 noun
     
Related topics: Daily Life
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

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary