ging

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English gyng, gynge, genge, from Old English genge(a troop, privy, company, retinue), from Proto-Germanic *gangiją(pace, walk). Cognate with Middle Low German gink(a going, turn, way), Old Norse gengi(accompaniment, entourage, help), Icelandic gengi(rate). Related to Old English gengan(to go), from Proto-Germanic *gangijaną(to go). More at gang.

Noun[edit]

ging ‎(plural gings)

  1. (obsolete) A company; troop; a gang.
    • Shakespeare
      There is a knot, a ging, a pack, a conspiracy against me.

Etymology 2[edit]

From ginger

Noun[edit]

ging ‎(plural gings)

  1. (informal) A redhead, a ginger-haired person

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Verb[edit]

ging

  1. singular past indicative of gaan

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Verb[edit]

ging

  1. first-person singular indicative past of gehen
  2. third-person singular indicative past of gehen