Definition of bingle in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɪŋɡ(ə)l/


Australian informal
A collision.
Example sentences
  • The race will be at a sensible hour on Sunday, so we can all watch it on the big screen at Shenanigans at 7 p.m. Don't be late, or you'll miss the now customary first corner bingles!
  • Despite my tramping on the brake, a crash - I hate ‘bingle’ - was inevitable.
  • It was all fairly cruisey, lots of slowing and speeding as you would expect, but no bingles that I saw.


1940s: diminutive of dialect bing 'thump, blow'. Compare with bing2.

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