What does bunk mean?

Definitions for bunkbʌŋk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bunk.

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"


  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bunk

    bungk, n. a box or recess in a ship's cabin, a sleeping-berth anywhere.—v.i. to occupy the same bunk, sleep together.—n. Bunk′er, a large bin or chest used for stowing various things, as coals, &c.: a hazard in a golf-links, originally confined to sand-pits, but now often used for hazards generally. [Prob. of Scand. origin; cf. Ice. bunki, Dan. bunke, a heap.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bunk in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bunk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Henry Ford:

    History is bunk.

  2. Henry Ford:

    History is more or less bunk.

  3. Erma Bombeck:

    My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint.

  4. Wayne Flynt:

    This narrative of senility, exploitation of this helpless little old lady is just hogwash. It's just complete bunk.

  5. Sabio Robles Lerian:

    It was 3 in the morning, I was in my bunk when I heard people screaming 'big wave!' There was a powerful movement, I fell to the floor and all of a sudden water was rushing in.

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