Kung

noun

ˈku̇ŋ How to pronounce Kung (audio) ˈküŋ How to pronounce Kung (audio)
 in !Kung the initial sound is a type of click 
plural Kung
1
: a member of a people of southern Africa
usually preceded in writing by !
2
: the Khoisan language of the !Kung people
usually preceded in writing by !

Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Kung was in 1926

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Cite this Entry

“Kung.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kung. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Biographical Definition

Kung

biographical name

Prince 1833–1898 Manchu statesman
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