Bunk definition

bŭngk
A place for sleeping.
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A bunk bed.
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A narrow bed built like a shelf into or against a wall.
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To go to bed.

Bunked down early.

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Empty talk; nonsense.
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A shelflike bed or berth built into or against a wall, as in a ship.
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(informal) Any sleeping place; esp., a narrow cot.
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To sleep in a bunk.
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(informal) To use a makeshift sleeping place.
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To leave in haste; flee.
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A hasty departure, as to evade detection.
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(US, dialect) A piece of wood placed on a lumberman's sled to sustain the end of heavy timbers.
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To sleep in a bunk or bed.
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To stay the night; sleep.

Bunk over at a friend's house.

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To provide with sleeping quarters.
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One of a series of berths or bed placed in tiers.
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(nautical) A built-in bed on board ship, often erected in tiers one above the other.
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(military) A cot.
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(US) A wooden case or box, which serves for a seat in the daytime and for a bed at night.
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To occupy a bunk.
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To provide a bunk.
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(slang) Bunkum; senseless talk, nonsense.
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(UK) To fail to attend school or work without permission; to play truant (usually as in 'to bunk off').
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To provide a sleeping place for.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bunk
Plural:
bunks

Origin of bunk

  • Perhaps short for bunker

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Short for bunkum

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Sense of sleeping berth possibly from Scottish English bunker (“seat, bench”), origin is uncertain but possibly Scandinavian. Confer Old Swedish bunke (“boards used to protect the cargo of a ship”). See also boarding, flooring and confer bunch.

    From Wiktionary

  • 19th century, of uncertain origin; perhaps from previous "to occupy a bunk" meaning, with connotations of a hurried departure, as if on a ship.

    From Wiktionary

  • Shortened from bunkum, a variant of buncombe.

    From Wiktionary