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- v. To be unattractive (person or object).
- v. To be foul smelling.
- v. To mix, blend, mingle.
- v. To bring (people, animals etc.) together; to be joined, in marriage or sexual intercourse.
- v. To produce through mixing; especially, to knead.
- n. Mixture.
- v. To speak of; mention; tell; relate.
- v. To speak; tell; talk; discourse.
Backformation from minging. (Wiktionary)
From Middle English mingen, mengen, from Old English mengan ("to mix, combine, unite, associate with, consort, cohabit with, disturb, converse"), from Proto-Germanic *mangijanan (“to mix, knead”), from Proto-Indo-European *menk- (“to rumple, knead”). Cognate with Dutch mengen ("to mix, blend, mingle"), German mengen ("to mix"), Danish mænge ("to rub"), Old English ġemang ("mixture, union, troop, crowd, multitude, congregation, assembly, business, cohabitation"). More at among. (Wiktionary)
From Middle English mingen, mengen, mungen, muneȝen, from Old English myngian, mynegian, ġemynegian ("to bring to mind, have in mind"), from myne ("mind"), from ġemunan ("to remember"), from Proto-Germanic *munanan (“to think”), from Proto-Indo-European *men- (“to think”). Merged in Middle English with Old English ġemyndgian ("to remember, be mindful, remind, intend, commemorate, mention, exhort, impel, warn, demand payment"). More at mind. (Wiktionary)