Green’s Dictionary of Slang

bung v.1

also bung out
[echoic of tossing an article with some violence]

1. [early 19C+] to hit, to punch, esp. in the eye.

2. [mid-19C] to lie, to deceive.

3. [mid-19C+] to pass, to throw, usu. energetically or aggressively.

4. [mid-19C+] to hand over, to give quickly; esp. in imper. e.g. bung this round to Fred.

5. to steal.

6. [late 19C+] to hand out money, esp. to bet or to bribe.

7. [20C+] to place (inside).

8. [1910s+] to get rid of, dispose of.

9. [1910s+] to give, as speech.

10. [1950s+] (UK Und./police) to bribe or to pay protection money.

In phrases

bung it in (v.)

[late 19C] to gamble at a casino.

bung it on (v.) [1940s+] (Aus.)

1. to act affectedly, to strike poses, to assume an accent.

2. to exert pressure.

3. to overcharge.

4. (Aus./N.Z.) to exaggerate, to act temperamentally.

bung off (v.)

[20C+] to leave.

bung on (v.) [1960s+]

1. to put on a garment, to get dressed, usu. in comb. with an article of clothing, e.g. bung on a jacket.

2. to organize, to arrange; to affect.

3. to perform an action.

bung one on (v.) [‘one’ is a blow or punch]

[1950s+] to hit.

bung one’s eye (v.) [lit. to drink until one’s eyes are bunged, closed]

1. [mid-18C–19C] to drink a dram (orig. of gin), to drink heartily, to get drunk; as n. bung your eye(s), gin (see cites 1737) .

2. [1910s] (US) a drinking toast.

bung on side (v.)

see under side n.

bung out (v.)

1. [mid-19C–1910s] (US) to protrude, to stick out.

2. [1900s] (N.Z.) to die.