Meaning of bingle in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbɪŋɡl/


informal Australian
  • A collision.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Two injured in bottle shop bingle’
    • ‘Stewart exploits late bingle: Tony Stewart passed Kevin Harvick with 10 laps left to win the Indianapolis NASCAR race today.’


1940s diminutive of dialect bing ‘thump, blow’. Compare with bing.