Bung

A cant term for a toper. “Away, ... you filthy bung,” says Doll to Pistol. (2 Henry IV., ii. 4.)

Brother Bung.
A cant term for a publican.

Bung up.
Close up, as a bung closes a cask.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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