What is munge? - Definition from WhatIs.com
Part of the Internet acronyms and lingo glossary:

According to The New Hacker's Dictionary , munge (pronounced MUHNJ ) is (1) a verb, used in a derogatory sense, meaning to imperfectly transform information, or (2) a noun meaning a comprehensive rewrite of a routine, data structure, or the whole program.

The editor of The New Hacker's Dictionary relates munge to mung , a verb meaning to make large-scale changes to a file or to destroy something, accidentally or maliciously. Mung was reported to be an acronym for "Mash until no good."

This was last updated in April 2005
Contributor(s): Graham Bartlett
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

Related Terms


  • social media

    - Social media is the collective of online communications channels dedicated to community-based input, interaction and collaboration. This definition of social media explains what it is, how it works... (WhatIs.com)

  • evil twin

    - An evil twin, in security, is a rogue wireless access point that masquerades as a legitimate hot spot. (SearchSecurity.com)

  • Net neutrality

    - Net neutrality is the principle that data on the Internet is moved blindly and impartially, without regard to content, destination or source. (SearchNetworking.com)


  • Internet acronyms and lingo

    - Terms related to Internet acronyms and lingo, including slang definitions and jargon about texting, Twitter and other social networking sites.

  • Internet applications

    - This WhatIs.com glossary contains terms related to Internet applications, including definitions about Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery models and words and phrases about web sites, e-commerce ...

Ask a Question. Find an Answer.Powered by ITKnowledgeExchange.com

Ask An IT Question

Get answers from your peers on your most technical challenges

Ask Question

Tech TalkComment



    Contribute to the conversation

    All fields are required. Comments will appear at the bottom of the article.