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mung (plural mungs)
Possibly from Mash Until No Good, or a self referencing (recursive) acronym, Mung Until No Good. Rumored to have originated from one of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology computer groups in the 1970s or 1980s.
- (computing, informal) 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.
- (by extension, informal) to harm, to damage; to destroy