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90s Slang You Should Know

jingle bell

a hollow, round, metal bell with a metal ball inside, which makes a jingling sound when it moves:
jingle bells on a horse and sleigh.
Origin of jingle bell
First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The course of the ship was changed, and the jingle bell sounded.

    A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee" Russell Doubleday
  • Mayo twitched the jingle bell, signaling release to the engineer.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • Nichols proved to be a one-and-a-half-story house with a glass door, a calico curtain, and a jingle bell.

    The Other Fellow F. Hopkinson Smith

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