New England
: a sleigh with a box-shaped body

Word History

Etymology

short for earlier tow-pong, of Algonquian origin; akin to Micmac tobâgun drag made with skin

First Known Use

1804, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pung was in 1804

Dictionary Entries Near pung

Cite this Entry

“Pung.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pung. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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