- (western US, regional) To pay or hand over; to shell out
1858, Hutchings' Illustrated California Magazine, volume 3, page 379:
- I want my dues and must have them — wont be put off any longer — so "pungle down," and oblige
1877, Dan de Quille, History of the Big Bonanza:
- They have kicked the bully Miner ; they have ducked him in the ditch, but they can't make him pungle.
1903, Peter Robertson, The seedy gentleman, page 227:
- The clever fakir is all through our life; but I can imagine the keen enjoyment it must be to those fellows who gather crows on street corners—for they have brains—to watch the simple, open-mouthed gull pungle up his money, and buy his valueless stuff.
1999, Meredith L. Clausen, Pietro Belluschi: Modern American Architect, page 183:
- "The published sketch of the exterior of the proposed new Marion County Courthouse is a distinct disappointment to taxpayers pungling up the tax money for its construction," a second editorial read.