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See also Ming, mīng, míng, mǐng, and mìng

English

Etymology

It is a modern adaptation of the adjective minging.

Verb

Infinitive
to ming

Third person singular
-

Simple past
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Past participle
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Present participle
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to ming (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (British slang) to be unattractive (person or object)
  2. (British slang) to be foul smelling

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Mandarin

Pinyin syllable

ming

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, mīng, míng, mǐng, or mìng.

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.


Scots

Noun

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Singular
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  1. smell

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