[bing-guh l]

noun Baseball Slang.

Origin of bingle

1900–05, Americanism; perhaps b(at)1 + (s)ingle


[bing-guh l]

noun Australian Informal.

a collision, especially an automobile accident.

Origin of bingle

perhaps expressive alteration of bang1; cf. -le Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for bingle

single, hit, safety, dinger, one-bagger, tater

Examples from the Web for bingle

Historical Examples of bingle

  • "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

British Dictionary definitions for bingle



Australian old-fashioned, informal a minor crash or upset, as in a car or on a surfboard

Word Origin for bingle

C20: of uncertain origin
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