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



    BrE BrE//bʌŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//bʌŋ//
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  1. 1a round piece of wood, rubber, etc. used for closing the hole in a container such as a barrel or jar
  2. 2(British English, informal) an amount of money that is given to somebody to persuade them to do something illegal
  3. Word Originnoun sense 1 late Middle English: from Middle Dutch bonghe (noun). noun sense 2 early 19th cent.: symbolic; the noun sense dates from the 1950s.

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