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- ‘Two injured in bottle shop bingle’
- ‘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!’
- ‘Stewart exploits late bingle: Tony Stewart passed Kevin Harvick with 10 laps left to win the Indianapolis NASCAR race today.’
- ‘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 bing.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.