Definition of souling in US English:

souling

(also soling)

noun

  • English regional (chiefly northern and west.). The action, practice, or ritual of going about asking for donations of food, etc., traditionally on the eve of All Souls' Day. Now historical.

Origin

Old English (in an earlier sense). From soul + -ing. With later use compare discussion at soul.

Pronunciation

souling

/ˈsəʊlɪŋ/