ging


Also found in: Acronyms, Wikipedia.
Related to ging: Bing, Jing

ging

(ɡɪŋ)
n
slang Austral a child's catapult
[of unknown origin]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

Ging

 a gang; a troop; a crew; the retinue, servants, or people in a household.
Examples: gings of mariners, 1594; of words and phrases, 1642.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
IF YOU HAVE lived in cities and have walked in the park on a summer afternoon, you have perhaps seen, blinking in a corner of his iron cage, a huge, grotesque kind of monkey, a creature with ugly, sag- ging, hairless skin below his eyes and a bright pur- ple underbody.
So me and the duke went up to the village, and hunted around there for the king, and by and by we found him in the back room of a little low doggery, very tight, and a lot of loafers bullyrag- ging him for sport, and he a-cussing and a-threatening with all his might, and so tight he couldn't walk, and couldn't do nothing to them.
"And then there was a whole lot of talk 'bout drag- ging the river for us, and 'bout having the funeral Sunday, and then you and old Miss Harper hugged and cried, and she went."