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Etymology 1[edit]

Probably borrowed from Kimbundu funji (mashed cassava).[1]



fungee (uncountable)

  1. A cornmeal dish from the Caribbean, usually made with okra and served with salt fish, shellfish, or chicken; variant recipes are also known as coo-coo (coocoo) or cou-cou (coucou).
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See also[edit]
  • funge (traditional African side dish made of cassava flour whisked into boiling water)

Etymology 2[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)


fungee (uncountable)

  1. Synonym of grunt (dessert of steamed berries and dough)


  1. ^ fungee, n.”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, March 2022; “fungee, n.”, in Lexico,; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.

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