Definition of pingling in English:

pingling

Pronunciation /ˈpɪŋɡlɪŋ/ /ˈpɪŋɡ(ə)lɪŋ/

noun

dialect, archaic, rare
  • Poor appetite; half-hearted eating or drinking; the action of picking at one's food. Compare pingle .

Origin

Late 16th century (in an earlier sense). From pingle + -ing.