lunger lunger  /ˈlə ŋər/


  1. (n) someone who moves forward suddenly (as in fencing)
  2. (n) a person with pulmonary tuberculosis



  1. Married to a rich husband in the East, with two children, she left them to come out to the desert to nurse her "lunger" lover, ten years younger than herself.
  2. His father was a "lunger," and ex-professor from the East; his mother a vestal virgin dedicated to keeping the home fires burning.
  3. A gay bachelor and deadpan needler, Cunningham still plays baseball as though he were fitting pipes: at the plate he is a lunger, and in the field he will play a ball off his .


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