follow Dictionary.com

How do you spell Hannukah?

mung

[muhng] /mʌŋ/
noun
1.
something disgusting or offensive, especially filth or muck.
verb (used with object)
2.
to make dirty (often followed by up).
3.
to spoil, ruin, or destroy (often followed by up).
4.
Computers.
  1. to make incremental changes to (a file, system, etc.), eventually ruining or destroying the original.
  2. to modify (an email address) in an easily reversible way, to avoid spam.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; of uncertain origin
Can be confused
mung, munge.

munge

[muhnj] /mʌndʒ/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), munged, munging. Computer Slang.
1.
to manipulate (raw data), especially to convert (data) from one format to another:
the munging of HTML content.
Origin
of uncertain origin
Can be confused
mung, munge.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for munging

mung

/mʌŋ/
verb (transitive)
1.
(computing, slang) to process (computer data)
Word Origin
C20: m(ash) u(ntil) n(o) g(ood)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for munging

mung

noun

Anything nasty; filth; glop: Jones noticed the mung on Lydon's never-brushed teeth/ Fold the table down, and generations of crud and mung appear (1960s+ Students)

verb
  1. (also mung up) To spoil; botch (1960s+ Students)
  2. To make changes, often undesirable ones, in a file (1980s+ Computer)
  3. To destroy: The system munged my whole day's work (1980s+ Computer)

[origin unknown]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for munging

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for munging