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

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The first known use of lunger was in 1842

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“Lunger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lunger. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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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

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