Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A fungus.
  • n. A fool or simpleton.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A blockhead; a dolt; a fool.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A blockhead; a dolt.

Etymologies

From Old French *funge, from Latin fungus. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Be not ashamed of thy birth then, thou art a gentleman all the world over, and shalt be honoured, when as he, strip him of his fine clothes, [3666] dispossess him of his wealth, is a funge (which [3667] Polynices in his banishment found true by experience, gentry was not esteemed) like a piece of coin in another country, that no man will take, and shall be contemned.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • 'A very long time indeed, funge\ Come to my study. '

    The Sum of all Fears

  • 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 [66] (which Polynices in his banishment found true by experience, gentry was not esteemed), like a piece of coin in another country, that no man will take, and shall be contemned.

    A History of Elizabethan Literature

  • Bolingbroke wrote ‘exode’, but we hold fast to ‘exodus’; Burton ‘funge’, but we

    English Past and Present

  • Los legendarios “matanceros” de Sidor se sienten robados por la CVG, que no les entrega las acciones de la empresa ni les paga los dineros que sobre ellas les debe; los vecinos de Vista Al Sol y El Gallo, en San Félix, a las orillas de los dos soberbios ríos guayaneses, se hartan de no tener agua; los enfermos del aluminio se cansaron de acampar durante tres semanas ante la CVG sin que el patiquín con boina roja que funge de ministro ni el teórico revolucionario de la cogestión en Alcasa se hubieran dado por enterados.

    09/18/2005 - 09/25/2005

  • Minijlr. quip - pe muncrc illo plerumquc ii funge - bantur, quo nunc Nobilcs, Gentiluo - mini appcllati • Eorum ncmpe crat honoris caufsd in Palatio, atquc in Placitis adftarc aut affidcre Principi, ac ia cjus comitiva cflc, vcl quum looga itioera fufcipiebat.

    Antiquitates Italicæ medii ævi; sive, Dissertationes de moribus, ritibus ... aliisque faciem ...

  • Il film, creato presso Monovich Studio e diretto da Stephen Fitzgerald, funge da “metafora della vita, con una netta inclinazione all’ottimismo”, e si ispira al libro Stand Against The Wind di Erwin Raphael McManus.

    No Fat Clips!!! : MONOVICH – Stand

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