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 for munge
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  munge
   /muhnj/, vt.
  
      1. [derogatory] To imperfectly transform information.
  
      2. A comprehensive rewrite of a routine, data structure or the whole
      program.
  
      3. To modify data in some way the speaker doesn't need to go into right now
      or cannot describe succinctly (compare mumble).
  
      4. To add spamblock to an email address.
  
      This term is often confused with mung, which probably was derived from
      it. However, it also appears the word munge was in common use in Scotland
      in the 1940s, and in Yorkshire in the 1950s, as a verb, meaning to munch up
      into a masticated mess, and as a noun, meaning the result of munging
      kluge/{kludge">something up (the parallel with the kluge/{kludge pair is amusing). The
      OED reports ?munge? as an archaic verb meaning ?to wipe (a person's nose)?.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  munge
  
     /muhnj/ 1. A derogatory term meaning to imperfectly transform
     information.
  
     2. A comprehensive rewrite of a routine, data structure or the
     whole program.
  
     This term is often confused with mung and may derive from
     it, or possibly vice-versa.  One correspondent believes it
     derives from the french "mange" /monzh/, eat.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (2002-04-15)
  

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