bunk vs guff what difference

what is difference between bunk and guff

English

Pronunciation

  • enPR: bŭngk, IPA(key): /bʌŋk/
  • Rhymes: -ʌŋk

Etymology 1

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.

Noun

bunk (plural bunks)

  1. One of a series of berths or beds placed in tiers.
  2. (nautical) A built-in bed on board ship, often erected in tiers one above the other.
  3. (military) A cot.
  4. (US) A wooden case or box, which serves for a seat in the daytime and for a bed at night.
  5. (US, dialect) A piece of wood placed on a lumberman’s sled to sustain the end of heavy timbers.
Derived terms
  • bunk bed, bunkbed
  • bunkhouse
  • bunkmate
  • bunkspace
Translations

Verb

bunk (third-person singular simple present bunks, present participle bunking, simple past and past participle bunked)

  1. To occupy a bunk.
  2. To provide a bunk.

Derived terms

  • bunk up
Translations

Etymology 2

Shortened from bunkum, a variant of buncombe, from Buncombe County, North Carolina. See bunkum for more.

Noun

bunk (uncountable)

  1. (slang) Bunkum; senseless talk, nonsense.

Adjective

bunk (not comparable)

  1. (slang) defective, broken, not functioning properly
Synonyms
  • See also Thesaurus:nonsense
Derived terms
  • debunk
Translations

Etymology 3

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

Verb

bunk (third-person singular simple present bunks, present participle bunking, simple past and past participle bunked)

  1. (Britain) To fail to attend school or work without permission; to play truant (usually as in ‘to bunk off’).
  2. (dated) To expel from a school.
Translations

References

  • Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “bunk”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.
  • Webster’s Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967
  • bunk in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Anagrams

  • knub


English

Etymology

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Pronunciation

  • enPR: gŭf, IPA(key): /ɡʌf/
  • Rhymes: -ʌf

Noun

guff (countable and uncountable, plural guffs)

  1. (informal, uncountable) Nonsensical talk or thinking.
  2. (informal, uncountable) Superfluous information.
  3. (informal, uncountable) Insolent or otherwise unacceptable remarks.
  4. (slang, countable) A fart; act of breaking wind.

Synonyms

  • (nonsensical talk or thinking): balls, bull, bulldust, bullshit, crap, nonsense, rubbish, tripe
  • (insolent or otherwise unacceptable remarks): brass neck, cheek, impudence, insolence, lip

Translations

Verb

guff (third-person singular simple present guffs, present participle guffing, simple past and past participle guffed)

  1. (slang) To fart.
  2. (slang) To mislead.
    • 1955, Rex Stout, “The Next Witness”, in Three Witnesses, October 1994 Bantam edition, →ISBN, page 14:
      “Let me see if I get you. You can’t bear to help convict Ashe of murder because you doubt if he’s guilty, so you’re scooting. Right?”
      [] “That’s close enough,” Wolfe said.
      “Not close enough for me. If you expect me to [] invite a stiff fine for running out on a subpoena [] , don’t try to guff me. Say we doubt if Ashe is guilty, but we think he may get tagged because we know Mandelbaum wouldn’t go to trial without a good case. Say also our bank account needs a shot in the arm, which is true. So we decide to see if we can []

Synonyms

  • (break wind): See also Thesaurus:flatulate
  • (mislead): To bullshit

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