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dinger

[ding-er]
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noun Slang.
  1. humdinger.
  2. Baseball. home run.
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Origin of dinger

1800–10; perhaps ding1 + -er1
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Examples from the Web for dinger

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

dinger

noun
  1. US an informal word for home run
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Word Origin and History for dinger

n.

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

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