Definition of scunge in English:

scunge

noun

NZ, Australian
informal
  • 1Dirt; scum.

    ‘this glass has scunge on it’
    • ‘I can tell what I've been up to by analyzing the patches of scunge that are sticking to various parts of me.’
    • ‘I clean the scunge out from under a fingernail and ignore the telephone ringing downstairs and so does Rene, she is tending to puppy and I am tending to Gempires, call back later.’
    1. 1.1 A disagreeable person.
    2. 1.2 A person who is mean with money; a scrounger.

Origin

Early 19th century (originally Scots in the sense ‘scrounger’): of unknown origin; compare with the verb scrounge.

Pronunciation

scunge

/skʌn(d)ʒ/