lunger

noun (1)
lung·​er | \ ˈlən-jər How to pronounce lunger (audio) \

Definition of lunger

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: one that lunges

lunger

noun (2)
lung·​er | \ ˈləŋ-ər How to pronounce lunger (audio) \

Definition of lunger (Entry 2 of 2)

: a person suffering from a chronic disease of the lungs especially : one who is tubercular

First Known Use of lunger

Noun (1)

1842, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1893, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about lunger

Dictionary Entries near lunger

lunge

lunged

lungeous

lunger

lunger disease

lungfish

lungi

Statistics for lunger

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for lunger

The first known use of lunger was in 1842

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for lunger

lunger

noun
lung·​er | \ ˈləŋ-ər How to pronounce lunger (audio) \

Medical Definition of lunger

: one affected with a chronic disease of the lungs especially : one who is tubercular

More from Merriam-Webster on lunger

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with lunger

Comments on lunger

What made you want to look up lunger? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

transposition of initial sounds of words

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Word Puzzles

  • alt 57589b2b4c6a3
  • Which answer pairs best with each of the following words? living, estate, club, music, road, mile
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!