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Etymology 1[edit]

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mung (plural mungs)

  1. A type of small bean.
  2. The mung bean, cultivated for its sprouts, Vigna radiata or Phaseolus aureus.

Etymology 2[edit]

Possibly from Mash Until No Good, or a self referencing acronym, Mung Until No Good. Rumored to have originated from one of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology computer groups in the 1970s or 1980s.


mung (third-person singular simple present mungs, present participle munging, simple past and past participle munged)

  1. (computing) To make repeated changes to a file or data which individually may be reversible, yet which ultimately result in an unintentional irreversible destruction of large portions of the original data.
  2. (by extension) to destroy




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