mingle

[ ming-guhl ]
/ ˈmɪŋ gəl /

verb (used without object), min·gled, min·gling.

verb (used with object), min·gled, min·gling.

noun

mingles, two or more single, unrelated adults who live together.

Origin of mingle

1425–75; late Middle English menglen, equivalent to meng(en) to mix (Old English mengan; cognate with Dutch, German mengen) + -(e)len -le
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mingle

/ (ˈmɪŋɡəl) /

verb

to mix or cause to mix
(intr often foll by with) to come into close association
Derived Formsmingler, noun

Word Origin for mingle

C15: from Old English mengan to mix; related to Middle Dutch mengen, Old Frisian mengja
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Word Origin and History for mingle

mingle


v.

mid-15c., "to bring together," frequentative of Middle English myngen "to mix," from Old English mengan (related to second element in among), from Proto-Germanic *mangjan "to knead together" (cf. Old Saxon mengian, Old Norse menga, Old Frisian mendza, German mengen), from PIE *mag- "to knead, fashion, fit" (see macerate). The formation may have been suggested by cognate Middle Dutch mengelen. Of persons, "to join with others, be sociable" (intransitive), from c.1600. Related: Mingled; mingling.

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