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noun British Dialect.
  1. a heap or pile.
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Origin of bing1

1275–1325; Middle English < Old Norse bingr bunk, bin


verb (used without object) Obsolete.
  1. to go.
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Origin of bing2

First recorded in 1560–70; origin uncertain


  1. Sir Rudolf,1902–97, English opera impresario born in Austria; in the U.S. 1949–97.
  2. a male given name.
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  1. a variety of dark red or blackish sweet cherry.
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Origin of Bing2

An Americanism dating back to 1920–25
Also called Bing cherry.
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Examples from the Web for bing

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  • Together, more or less, ever since Winchester, and now—bing!

    Jill the Reckless

    P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse

  • All you had to do, he reflected, was to think yourself somewhere else, and—bing!

    Out Like a Light

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • He passed from the sidewalk into his own yard, with a subdued "Bing!"

  • If the truth were known about Bing he wouldn't be holding his head so high.

    The Prodigal Village

    Irving Bacheller

  • Mrs. Bing leaned toward him and whispered: "She adores him!"

    The Prodigal Village

    Irving Bacheller

British Dictionary definitions for bing


  1. dialect a heap or pile, esp of spoil from a mine
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Word Origin

C16: from Old Norse bingr heap


  1. a popular search engine on the internet
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  1. to search for (something on the internet) using Bing
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Word Origin and History for bing


"heap or pile," 1510s, from Old Norse bingr "heap." Also used from early 14c. as a word for bin, perhaps from notion of "place where things are piled."

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