Definitions for: Bung


[n] a plug used to close a hole in a barrel or flask
[v] close with a cork or stopper
[v] give a tip or gratuity to in return for a service, beyond the agreed-on compensation; "Remember to tip the waiter"



Webster (1913) Definition: Bung, n. [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. [Obs. & Low]

You filthy bung, away. --Shak.


Bung, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bunged; p. pr. & vb. n.
Bunging.]
To stop, as the orifice in the bilge of a cask, with a bung;
to close; -- with up.

To bung up, to use up, as by bruising or over exertion; to
exhaust or incapacitate for action. [Low]

He had bunged up his mouth that he should not have
spoken these three years. --Shelton
(Trans. Don
Quixote).

Synonyms: spile, tip

See Also: barrel, cask, close, gift, give, plug, present, shut, stopper, stopple

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