Definitions for bunkbʌŋk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a built-in platform bed, as on a ship.

    Category: Furniture

  2. Informal. any bed.

    Category: Informal

  3. a bunkhouse.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  4. (v.i.)to occupy a bunk or bed.

    Category: Informal

  5. (v.t.)to provide with a place to sleep.

Origin of bunk:

1750–60; back formation from bunker


  1. humbug; nonsense.

    Category: Informal

* Informal..

Origin of bunk:

1895–1900, Amer.; short for bunkum

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bunk, feed bunk(noun)

    a long trough for feeding cattle

  2. berth, bunk, built in bed(noun)

    a bed on a ship or train; usually in tiers

  3. bunk(noun)

    a rough bed (as at a campsite)

  4. bunk, bunkum, buncombe, guff, rot, hogwash(noun)

    unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)

  5. nonsense, bunk, nonsensicality, meaninglessness, hokum(noun)

    a message that seems to convey no meaning

  6. bunk bed, bunk(verb)

    beds built one above the other

  7. beat, bunk(verb)

    avoid paying

    "beat the subway fare"

  8. bunk(verb)

    provide with a bunk

    "We bunked the children upstairs"

  9. scat, run, scarper, turn tail, lam, run away, hightail it, bunk, head for the hills, take to the woods, escape, fly the coop, break away(verb)

    flee; take to one's heels; cut and run

    "If you see this man, run!"; "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. bunk(noun)ʌŋk

    a bed on a ship, train, etc.


  1. bunk(Verb)

    To fail to attend school without permission; to play truant. (Usually as in, 'to bunk off')

  2. bunk(Verb)

    To expel from a school.

  3. Origin: Shortened from bunkum, a variant of buncombe.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bunk(noun)

    a wooden case or box, which serves for a seat in the daytime and for a bed at night

  2. Bunk(noun)

    one of a series of berths or bed places in tiers

  3. Bunk(noun)

    a piece of wood placed on a lumberman's sled to sustain the end of heavy timbers

  4. Bunk(verb)

    to go to bed in a bunk; -- sometimes with in

Translations for bunk

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a sleeping-berth in a ship's cabin.

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