Main definitions of pung in English

: pung1pung2pung3

pung1

Pronunciation /pʌŋ/

noun

dialect, historical North American, US, Canadian
  • A sleigh or sledge with a box-like body, typically drawn by a single horse and used for carrying light loads.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Laws of State of New York. Shortened from Tom Pung.

Main definitions of pung in English

: pung1pung2pung3

pung2

(also pong)

Pronunciation /pʌŋ/

noun

Games
  • A set of three identical tiles; the action of completing such a set in one's hand. Also occasionally as interjection: announcing this action to other players.

Origin

1920s. From Chinese pèng.

Main definitions of pung in English

: pung1pung2pung3

pung3

(also pong)

Pronunciation /pʌŋ/

verb

Games
  • To take a discarded tile to complete a set of three identical tiles. Also with object: to pick up (a discarded tile) to make a set of three.

Origin

1920s. From Chinese pèng (/pʌŋ/) to touch, bump, to meet, run into.

Pronunciation

pung

/pʌŋ/