American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that lunges.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who lunges or thrusts.
- n. One who comes to a climatic resort on account of his lungs; a consumptive.
- n. A person who lunges.
- n. slang A person afflicted with a disease of the lungs, especially one suffering from tuberculosis.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. informal a person with pulmonary tuberculosis.
- n. someone who moves forward suddenly (as in fencing)
- n. a person with pulmonary tuberculosis
“David never saw their tiny spark of a light spring out against the dark of the gathering gloom that he did not make a wish that the "lunger" might be a good deal better the next day.”
“If he was a "lunger" he wanted to die as soon as possible.”
“Pears like that young' lunger 'ain't goin' to forgit you if he can help it.”
“lunger" out here, and I didn't relish the idea of sleeping in a tuberculous bed.”
“lunger" from Iowa, a fairly nice little chap, and entirely suited to his duties under any other circumstances than those which prevailed in Mexico at that time.”
“lunger," so thin and small were his hands and arms.”
“As it came out, it was a double lunger and the deer dropped at 70 yards but the arrow never made it through to the opposite side.”
“Oh, I'm a lunger," Brissenden announced, offhand, a little later, having already stated that he came from Arizona.”
“Charles Bertram/Lexington Herald-Leader/ZUMA Press Kenny Geisler of the U.S. rode Jacadi de Rox as lunger Julie Young led the horse around the arena during the test.”
“It used to be standard advice from the Surgeon General until those goddamned liberals infiltrated the office - “Two to the chest and one to the head makes the lunger fall down dead.””
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