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bingle (plural bingles)

  1. (Australia, informal) A minor collision, especially between motor vehicles.
    • 2005, Johnny Blue, The Blue Riders' Club[1], page 144:
      It is always an advantage if you have a sexy car, but if you pick her up in a rusty Datsun 180B you may as well say goodnight. [] There is also the worst-case scenario of being involved in a bingle. If this happens you will definitely be finished and she will probably sneak off on you if she manages to escape injury.
    • 2006, Lee Battersby, A Stone to Mark My Passing, Through Soft Air, page 138,
      "I, uh . . . " I managed, "I seem to have had a bit of a bingle." I pointed a thumb behind me at the car.
    • 2010, Felicity Young, Take Out[2], page 163:
      ‘But you've still got your father′s car haven′t you?’
      ‘No. Had a bingle in it the other night, nothing major. I just hope to hell it′s fixed before he finds out. []

Etymology 2[edit]

Blend of bob +‎ shingle


bingle (plural bingles)

  1. A hairstyle for women that is somewhere between a bob and a shingle.

Etymology 3[edit]

Possibly: blend of bat +‎ single.


bingle (plural bingles)

  1. (baseball, slang) A base hit in which the batter stops safely at first base.