Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
  • n. Poor-quality tobacco with a foul, rancid, or putrid smell.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A stinking tobacco.

Etymologies

From the Spanish mondongo ("tripe”, “entrails"), perhaps viâ its English etymon mondongo. (Wiktionary)

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • Beyoootiful! Always something new to love

    July 29, 2011

  • But how do you remember what it means?

    July 29, 2011

  • Easy to remember word. just think mun"DUNG"us.

    July 29, 2011

  • "Ubu burns unburnt mundungus."
    Eunoia by Christian Bök (upgraded edition), p 78

    May 22, 2010

  • "Bad or rank tobacco; from mondongo, a Spanish word signifying tripes, or the uncleaned entrails of a beast, full of filth."
    Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, 1811.

    September 5, 2008

  • Ah-ha! J.K. Rowling has an amazing vocabulary. Totally thought that this word was madeupical.

    February 14, 2008

  • "'If you have finished, Stephen, pray smoke away. I am sure you bought some of your best mundungus in Mahon.'"
    --Patrick O'Brian, The Ionian Mission, 212

    February 14, 2008

  • It means malodorous tobacco.

    December 22, 2007