Definitions

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  • n. A small piece of enclosed ground.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small piece of inclosed ground.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To eat with little appetite.
  • n. A small piece of inclosed ground.

Etymologies

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Perhaps from pin to impound.

Examples

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We went ahead and put a pingle (ph) shifter on it, so now all you will have to do to shift is there will be a button up here.

    CNN Transcript Dec 19, 2007

  • No foundation is required for walls erected by the plan of stooting, but a damp-course of mulpin is advisable, and it is always best to pingle the door-jambs, and binge up the rafters with a crumping-block.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, March 15, 1916

  • "It's allus mustard, mustard, stuck about you to pingle and sting if there's owt the matter.

    A Life's Eclipse

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  • As long as they haue either oyle or wine, this plague feedes but pinglingly vpon them.

    - Thomas Nashe, The Unfortunate Traveller, 1594

    April 14, 2010

  • To eat with very little appetite.

    July 11, 2008