bunk


bunk
bunk1 [bʌŋk] n
[Sense: 1-2; Date: 1700-1800; Origin: Probably from bunker]
[Sense: 3; Date: 1800-1900; Origin: bunk off]
[Sense: 4; Date: 1900-2000; Origin: bunkum]
1.)
a narrow bed that is attached to the wall, for example on a train or ship
2.) also bunk bed [often plural]
one of two beds that are attached together, one on top of the other
3.) do a bunk
BrE informal to suddenly leave a place without telling anyone
4.) [U] informal
nonsense
= ↑bunkum
What a load of bunk!
bunk 2
bunk2 also bunk down v [i]informal
to sleep somewhere, especially in someone else's house
You can bunk down on the sofa for tonight.
bunk off () [bunk off (sth)] phr v
to stay away from somewhere such as school or to leave somewhere early without permission
= ↑skive
John and I used to bunk off school.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

Synonyms:
, , (in a bunk),


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