Probably derived from the Danish penge (“money”). Prevalent in communities with a high percentage of native New Zealanders (Maori), though not restricted to them, and generally used by the lower socio-economic groups. Particularly common in the parts of the lower North Island heavily settled by Scandinavians.
From a common internet meme and YouTube Poop sample of an edited version of a line in the television series Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog said by the character Dr. Robotnik (when he says "Snooping as usual I see?"), sounding pingas, which is intended to sound like the word penis.
pingas (plural pingases)
- (Internet slang) A penis.
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