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"bunk" in British English

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bunknoun

uk   us   /bʌŋk/
  • bunk noun (BED)

[C often plural] (also bunk bed) one of two ​bedsattached together, one on ​top of the other: The ​twinssleep in bunk ​beds. Can I ​sleep in the ​top bunk? [C] a ​narrowbed that is ​attached to a ​wall, ​especially in a ​boat or a ​train
  • bunk noun (NONSENSE)

[U] old-fashioned informal (also bunkum, uk   /ˈbʌŋ.kəm/ us   ) completenonsense or something that is not ​true: Most ​economiststhink his ​theories are ​sheer bunk.
  • bunk noun (FOR FUEL)

Indian English [C] →  petrol bunk
(Definition of bunk from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bunk" in American English

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bunknoun

 us   /bʌŋk/
  • bunk noun (BED)

[C] either of two ​bedsarranged one above the other: I had the ​lower bunk, and my ​olderbrother had the ​upper bunk.
  • bunk noun (NONSENSE)

[U] infml completenonsense, or something that is ​meant to ​deceive: Most ​doctorsthink his ​theories are bunk.
(Definition of bunk from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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