Green’s Dictionary of Slang

shingler n.

[SE shingler, a woman who has her hair ‘shingled’, i.e. tapered from the back of the head to the nape of the neck; early adoptees of the fashion were presumably considered ‘fast’ and by ext. immoral]

1. (Aus.) a prostitute.

[Aus]Stephens & O’Brien Materials for a Dict. of Aus. Sl. [unpub. ms.] 141: Street women who do business in by-ways, alleys, or parks are called by the assignation-house and brothel-keepers, shinglers.

2. (Aus.) a young woman.

[Aus]S.J. Baker in Le Courrier Australien (Sydney) 5 June 5/1: A girl or young woman to us is a sheila [...] shingler, sninny, turtle, pross or tarry rope.