of milk: in the first stage of turning sour ...1857 Eng. dial.
(also BINGEE, BINGEY, BINGIE, BINJY) the stomach, the belly ...1859 Aust. sl.
adj. - from bing (vb. of milk: to being to turn sour) + -y
n. - Aboriginal
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1857- see EXAMPLE below
"...one of those ordered was rice boiled in water, and eaten with a sauce of treacle and sugar; but it was often uneatable, because the water had been taken out of the rain tub. and was strongly impregnate with the dust lodging on the roof, whence it had trickled down into the old wooden cask, which also added its own flavour to that of the original rain water. The milk, too, was often "bingy," to use a country expression for a kind of taint that is far worse than sourness, and suggests the idea that it is caused by want of cleanliness about the milk pans, rather than by the heat of the weather..."
From: The Life of Charlotte Brontë
- Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
"..."O my ____" (colonial oath!) said the other: "O my ____ 'cabbage-tree!' So there's going to be a coil about that scrubby little myrnonger; eh? Don't you fret your bingy, boss; he'll be as good a man as his father yet..."
From: The Recollections of Geoffry Hamlyn
- Henry Kingsley