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British Dictionary definitions for ginnel

ginnel

noun
  1. Northern English dialect a narrow passageway between buildings

Word Origin

C17: perhaps a corruption of channel 1
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Examples from the Web for ginnel

Historical Examples

  • And what particular one do you want to go up—the ginnel against my mill?'

    Sarah's School Friend

    May Baldwin

  • They made me think of the fifteen the Ginnel fust struck in Kansas.

    Tenting on the Plains

    Elizabeth B. Custer

  • We was a-standin' round waitin' when I first seed the Ginnel.

    Tenting on the Plains

    Elizabeth B. Custer

  • And I wrapped the drownded man in the blouse the Ginnel give me.

    Tenting on the Plains

    Elizabeth B. Custer

  • You gave one of the Ginnel's blue shirts to a half-naked, drownded man.

    Tenting on the Plains

    Elizabeth B. Custer