Bung·​town | \ ˈbəŋ-ˌtau̇n \
variants: or bungtown or Bungtown copper or bungtown copper or Bungtown token or bungtown token
plural Bungtowns or bungtowns or Bungtown coppers or bungtown coppers or Bungtown tokens or bungtown tokens

Definition of Bungtown

: a copper token resembling an English halfpenny that circulated in the U.S. in the 18th and 19th centuries

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First Known Use of Bungtown

1787, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Bungtown

probably from Bungtown (now Barneysville), Rehoboth, Massachusetts, where it was manufactured

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“Bungtown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bungtown. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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