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[bing-guh l] /ˈbɪŋ gəl/
noun, Baseball Slang.
Origin of bingle1
1900-05, Americanism; perhaps b(at)1 + (s)ingle


[bing-guh l] /ˈbɪŋ gəl/
noun, Australian Informal.
a collision, especially an automobile accident.
perhaps expressive alteration of bang1; cf. -le Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for bingle
Historical Examples
  • "I fought you were going to play wiv me, Mr. bingle," sighed Margery to herself.

    Happy Days Alan Alexander Milne
  • Here, Gaddy, take the chit to bingle and ride hell-for-leather.

  • Turn in, Gadsby, and I'll bring bingle back—ahem—'hell-for-leather.'

    Soldiers Three Rudyard Kipling
  • When in funds, bingle went where he chose; when a little short, Jenks had his patronage.

    The Humors of Falconbridge Jonathan F. Kelley
  • I wish Joe was a better hitter, but maybe he can knock out a bingle that will do the trick.

    Batting to Win Lester Chadwick
  • I have already informed you that my name is not bingle and I have now to add that neither is it Cann.

    Happy Days Alan Alexander Milne
British Dictionary definitions for bingle


(Austral, old-fashioned, informal) a minor crash or upset, as in a car or on a surfboard
Word Origin
C20: of uncertain origin
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Slang definitions & phrases for bingle



  1. (also bingo) A base hit in baseball, esp a single (1902+)
  2. A collision, esp an automobile accident (Australian)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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