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noun (1)

plural -s
dialectal, British
: a heap or pile for storage
a bing of potatoes
: a storage bin
slang : a solitary-confinement prison cell
: go


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used to suggest a sharp ringing sound


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noun (2)

variants or Bing
plural bings or Bings
: bing cherry
Some trees with the popular bings are ready for picking but are not expected to be ripe in mass quantities until Memorial Day weekend …Sharon Moeser, Los Angeles Times, 22 May 1993
California, which represents about one-third of the nation's sweet cherry crop, will produce about 162 million pounds of cherries this season, with Bings representing about 45 percent.Debbie Arrington, Sacramento Bee, 18 May 2011

Word History


Noun (1)

Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse bingr divided space, bin, Old Swedish binge storage room, Icelandic bingur heap; akin to Old High German bungo tuber

Intransitive verb

origin unknown



First Known Use

Noun (2)

1920, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bing was in 1920

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“Bing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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