• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pungy A small sloop or shallop, or a large boat with sails.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pungy A small boat like a sharpey.
    • n pungy A kind of schooner peculiar to the oyster-trade of Chesapeake Bay, sailing fast, and holding from 300 to 600 bushels of oysters.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Etymol. uncertain


In literature:

The pungis of India are beggars.
"Art" by Clive Bell
He advanced money to build pungy boats, knit nets, and make huts.
"Tales of the Chesapeake" by George Alfred Townsend
I'm workin' my lay back to Delaware from Norfolk, by pungy to Somers's cove.
"The Entailed Hat" by George Alfred Townsend
The Pungi or Jinagooi is used by jugglers and snake-charmers all over India.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
This 'ere pungy would be captured by half a dozen men as easily as if the whole British fleet was close by.
"Commodore Barney's Young Spies" by James Otis