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late 14c., gingeln, of imitative origin (cf. Dutch jengelen, German klingeln). Related: Jingled; jingling.
1590s, from jingle (v.). Meaning "song in an advertisement" first attested 1930, from earlier sense of "catchy array of words in prose or verse" (1640s).
A telephone call; a ring; tinkle: We never hear from you, not even a jingle