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bungi, noun

Forms:
Also bungie, bungy.
Origin:
Hindi, NdebeleShow more Probably adaptation of Hindi bhang hemp, cannabis, or from slang bunge, adaptation of Ndebele im-banje marijuana. The expression appears to have originated on the campus of Rhodes University, Grahamstown.
slang
Especially among university students: one who rejects middle-class values and who is characterized by unconventional dress and behaviour, and often by the use of drugs, especially marijuana. Also attributive.
1981 Rhodeo (Rhodes Univ.) 19 Oct. 2My life was ruined. I was no longer cool. Jogging’s hit the bungy scene.
1991 Rhodeo (Rhodes Univ.) Apr. 14One student who asked why he was being searched, was given the reply ‘I don’t need an excuse to search a bungie’ by..the officer in question.
one who rejects middle-class values and who is characterized by unconventional dress and behaviour, and often by the use of drugs, especially marijuana. Also attributive.

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