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A firework designed to explode with a loud noise:‘one of the penny bungers set off a huge bushfire’
- ‘Some houses apparently had rocks thrown through windows or bungers thrown into their yards at night.’
- ‘I'm convinced the ONLY reason The AFL wants to move the Grand Final to Saturday night is so they can have more penny bungers!’
- ‘My father enthusiastically told me once that they had the same bungers when he was a boy and they also called them 'penny bungers'.’
- ‘King of the bungers was the “Tuppeny Bunger”, shaped and coloured like a small stick of dynamite.’
- ‘Catherine wheels, rockets and penny bungers have been dumped in favour of a pair of fiscally responsible and po-faced nature lovers hanging precariously in the trees flashing their $2 torches.’
- ‘They offered up a few penny bungers that fizzed and flopped.’
- ‘It was a safe atmosphere, with only one or two flares and two bungers going off that were planted.’
- ‘No mention of fireworks such as bungers and tom thumbs.’
- ‘Two flares were let off during the game, along with several "bungers" - small fireworks that give off a loud sound.’
- ‘So the pyrotechnics might be limited to a few bungers in the car park.’
1920s: an alteration of banger.
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