bangle (plural bangles)
- A rigid bracelet or anklet, especially one with no clasp.
a rigid bracelet or anklet, especially one with no clasp
Unknown, yet probably from bang + -le (frequentative suffix).
bangle (third-person singular simple present bangles, present participle bangling, simple past and past participle bangled)
- (transitive, obsolete) to beat about or beat down, as corn by the wind.
- (obsolete or dialectal) to waste away little by little; squander carelessly; fritter (away).
- 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, New York Review Books 2001, p.273:
- Thus betwixt hope and fear, suspicions, angers […] betwixt falling in, falling out, etc., we bangle away our best days, befool out our times […].
- If we bangle away the legacy of peace left us by Christ, it is a sign of our want of regard for him. — Duty of Man.
- (intransitive) (falconry) to beat about in the air; flutter: said of a hawk which does not rise steadily and then swoop down upon its prey.
- (intransitive) to flap or hang down loosely, as a hat brim or an animal's ear.