funge

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French *funge, from Latin fungus.

Noun[edit]

funge (plural funges)

  1. (obsolete) A fungus.
  2. (obsolete) A fool or simpleton.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, II.3.2:
      Be not ashamed of thy birth then, thou art a gentleman all the world over, and shalt be honoured, whenas he, strip him of his fine clothes, dispossess him of his wealth, is a funge […].

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

funge

  1. third-person singular present indicative of fungere

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

funge

  1. vocative singular of fungus