- Northern English dialect a narrow passageway between buildings
C17: perhaps a corruption of channel 1
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Examples from the Web for ginnel
And what particular one do you want to go up—the ginnel against my mill?'Sarah's School Friend
They made me think of the fifteen the Ginnel fust struck in Kansas.
We was a-standin' round waitin' when I first seed the Ginnel.
And I wrapped the drownded man in the blouse the Ginnel give me.
You gave one of the Ginnel's blue shirts to a half-naked, drownded man.