2 [buhng]
adjective Australian.
out of order; broken; unusable.
Slang. dead.

1840–50; perhaps < Waga (Australian Aboriginal language spoken around Kingaroy, S Queensland) bongī dead

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bung1 (bʌŋ)
1.  a stopper, esp of cork or rubber, for a cask, piece of laboratory glassware, etc
2.  short for bunghole
3.  (often foll by up) to close or seal with or as with a bung: the car's exhaust was bunged up with mud
4.  slang (Brit), (Austral) to throw; sling
[C15: from Middle Dutch bonghe, from Late Latin punctapuncture]

bung2 (bʌŋ)
1.  a gratuity; tip
2.  a bribe
3.  (tr) bung it on to behave in a pretentious manner
[C16 (originally in the sense: a purse): perhaps from Old English pung, changed over time through the influence of bung1]

bung3 (bʌŋ)
1.  useless
2.  go bung
 a.  to fail or collapse
 b.  to die
[C19: from a native Australian language]

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Word Origin & History

mid-15c., from M.Du. bonge "stopper;" or perhaps from Fr. bonde "bung, bunghole" (15c.), which may be of Gmc. origin, or it may be from Gaul. bunda (cf. O.Ir. bonn, Gael. bonn, Welsh bon "base, sole of the foot"). It is possible that either or both of these sources is ultimately from L. puncta in the
sense of "hole."
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