Complete Definition of "bunk"

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English

Pronunciation
enPR|bÅ­ngk, IPA|/bÊÅk/, SAMPA|/bVNk/
:rhymes|ÊÅk

Etymology 1
Sense of sleeping berth possibly from Scottish English term|bunker||seat, bench, origin is uncertain but possibly Scandanavian. Confer Old Swedish term|bunke||boards used to protect the cargo of a ship|lang=. See also term|boarding, term|flooring and confer term|bunch.

Noun
en-noun

  1. nautical A built-in bed on board ship, often erected in tiers one above the other.
  2. military A cot.
  3. One of a series of berths or bed places in tiers.
  4. US A wooden case or box, which serves for a seat in the daytime and for a bed at night.
  5. US|colloquial A piece of wood placed on a lumberman's sled to sustain the end of heavy timbers.

Derived terms
bunk bed, bunkbed, bunkmate

Translations
trans-top|(nautical) built-in bed on board ship
Finnish: punkka
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trans-top|(military) cot
Finnish: punkka
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trans-top|one of a series of berth in tiers
Finnish: punkka
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trreq|Japanese
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ttbc|Italian: giaciglio m
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ttbc|Spanish: litera f
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Etymology 2
Shortened from term|bunkum.

Noun
en-noun|-

  1. slang bunkum|Bunkum; senseless talk, nonsense.

Synonyms
See WikiSaurus:nonsense

Derived terms
debunk

Translations
trans-top|nonsense
Finnish: soopa
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Etymology 3
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Verb
en-verb

  1. UK To fail to attend school without permission; to play truant.
  2. obsolete To expel from a school.

Translations
trans-top|to fail to attend school without permission
Finnish: lintsata
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References
R:1913
R:Online Etymology Dictionary

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