- a shelflike bed or berth built into or against a wall, as in a ship
- Informal any sleeping place; esp., a narrow cot
Origin: probably ; from Scandinavian cognate of bench
- to sleep in a bunk
- Informal to use a makeshift sleeping place
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- A narrow bed built like a shelf into or against a wall, as in a ship's cabin.
- A bunk bed.
- A place for sleeping.
- a. To sleep in a bunk or bed.b. To stay the night; sleep: bunk over at a friend's house.
- To go to bed: bunked down early.
Origin: Perhaps short for bunker.
Origin: Short for bunkum.