ingle

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See also: Ingle

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɪŋɡəl/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪŋɡəl

Etymology 1[edit]

Origin uncertain; perhaps from Scottish Gaelic aingeal (fire, light).

Noun[edit]

ingle (plural ingles)

  1. (obsolete or Scotland) An open fireplace.
    Fast by an ingle, bleezing finely, / Wi' reaming swats, that drank divinely
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Etymology 2[edit]

Origin unknown.

Noun[edit]

ingle (plural ingles)

  1. A catamite.
    • 1926, T. E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom:
      Abd el Kader called them whoresons, ingle's accidents, sons of a bitch, profiteering cuckolds and pimps, jetting his insults broadcast to the roomfull.
    • 1978, Lawrence Durrell, Livia, Faber & Faber 1992 (Avignon Quintet), p. 318:
      My dear Rob, my beloved was known as Moustache to her ingles!

Etymology 3[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

ingle (plural ingles)

  1. (obsolete) A paramour; a favourite; a sweetheart.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Toone to this entry?)

Etymology 4[edit]

Origin unknown.

Noun[edit]

ingle (plural ingles)

  1. (obsolete) A male lover.

Verb[edit]

ingle (third-person singular simple present ingles, present participle ingling, simple past and past participle ingled)

  1. (obsolete) To cajole or coax; to wheedle.

References[edit]

ingle in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin inguen (genitive singular inguinis). Cognate with English inguen.

Noun[edit]

ingle f (plural ingles)

  1. (anatomy) groin