Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A familiar friend, whether male or female; a favorite or friend. See ingle.
  • n. In a bad sense, a male paramour.

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Examples

  • But Dekker's play is not without its palpable hits at the arrogance, the literary pride, and self-righteousness of Jonson-Horace, whose "ningle" or pal, the absurd Asinius Bubo, has recently been shown to figure forth, in all likelihood, Jonson's friend, the poet Drayton.

    Every Man in His Humor

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