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plural -s
chiefly Scottish
: purse


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transitive verb

: rob

Word History



probably alteration of Middle English punge, from Old English pung; akin to Middle Low German punge purse, Old High German scazfung, Old Norse pungr, Gothic pungs purse, and perhaps to Old English pocca, pohha bag, pocket

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“Spung.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spung. Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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