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[ding-er] /ˈdɪŋ ər/
noun, Slang.
Baseball. home run.
Origin of dinger
1800-10; perhaps ding1 + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • “If you can throw a scare into Lance, you sure are a dinger,” he bantered.

    Rim o' the World B. M. Bower
  • She'll ne'er backward linger, this land of our dads, for she is a dinger at nailing the scads.

    Rippling Rhymes

    Walt Mason
  • "I s'pose we could swing that dinger back and forth if we couldn't do nothin' else," Gizzard admitted resignedly.

    Sube Cane Edward Bellamy Partridge
British Dictionary definitions for dinger


(US) an informal word for home run
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Contemporary definitions for dinger

in baseball, a home run's 21st Century Lexicon
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Word Origin and History for dinger

"something superlative," 1809, American English, agent noun from ding (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for dinger



: He was in an 11-game dinger drought


  1. humdinger: That was a dinger, chaplain (1809+)
  2. A home run: five hacks, five dingers/ The Brewers go into the afternoon with one dinger in more than two weeks (1970s+ Baseball)

[fr an early (by 1500) sense of ding, ''to surpass, excel'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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