Definition of bunk noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//bʌŋk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//bʌŋk//
    Trains, Parts of boats and ships
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  1. 1 [countable] a narrow bed that is fixed to a wall, especially on a ship or train See related entries: Trains, Parts of boats and ships
  2. 2 [countable] (also bunk bed) one of two beds that are fixed together, one above the other, especially for children
  3. 3[uncountable] (old-fashioned, informal) nonsense synonym bunkum
  4. Word Originnoun senses 1 to 2 mid 18th cent.: of unknown origin; perhaps related to bunker. noun sense 3 early 20th cent.: abbreviation of bunkum.Idioms (British English, informal) to run away from a place without telling anyone
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