a built-in platform bed, as on a ship.
Informal. any bed.
a cabin used for sleeping quarters, as in a summer camp; bunkhouse.
a trough for feeding cattle.
Informal. to occupy a bunk or any sleeping quarters:
Joe and Bill bunked together at camp.
to provide with a place to sleep.
to absent oneself from:
to bunk a history class.
to run off or away; flee.
do a bunk, to leave hastily, especially under suspicious circumstances; run away.
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a narrow shelflike bed fixed along a wall
short for bunk bed
(informal) any place where one sleeps
(intransitive) often foll by down. to prepare to sleep: he bunked down on the floor
(intransitive) to occupy a bunk or bed
(transitive) to provide with a bunk or bed
(informal) short for bunkum (sense 1)
a hurried departure, usually under suspicious circumstances (esp in the phrase do a bunk)
(usually foll by off) to play truant from (school, work, etc)
MR. WALKER, of North Carolina, rose then to address the Committee on the question [of Missouri statehood]; but the question was called for so clamorously and so perseveringly that Mr. W. could proceed no farther than to move that the committee rise. [Annals of Congress, House of Representatives, 16th Congress, 1st Session, p. 1539]
a swindler, especially a person who lures another to a gambling game to be cheated.
insincere speechmaking by a politician intended merely to please local constituents. insincere talk; claptrap; humbug. Historical Examples The Attache Thomas Chandler Haliburton The Hero William Somerset Maugham The Sorcery Club Elliott O’Donnell Egyptian Birds Charles Whymper The Puddleford Papers, H. H. Riley The Attache Thomas Chandler Haliburton Beauchamp’s Career, Complete George Meredith Command William McFee […]
bun1 (def 1). Contemporary Examples Fired From Los Alamos for Pushing Obama’s Nuclear Agenda Center for Public Integrity July 30, 2014 Historical Examples The Moving Picture Girls Laura Lee Hope The Golden Shoemaker J. W. Keyworth The Moving Picture Girls at Rocky Ranch Laura Lee Hope Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue in the Sunny […]
Informal. a rabbit, especially a small or young one. Slang: Sometimes Disparaging and Offensive. a pretty, appealing, or alluring young woman, often one ostensibly engaged in a sport or similar activity: beach bunny; ski bunny. Chiefly British. a squirrel. Australian and New Zealand Slang. a person imposed upon or made a fool of; victim. designed […]