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dinge

[dinj]
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noun
  1. the condition of being dingy.
  2. Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a black person.
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Origin of dinge

First recorded in 1840–50; back formation from dingy
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British Dictionary definitions for dinges

dinges

noun
  1. Southern African informal a jocular word for something whose name is unknown or forgotten; thingumabob
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Word Origin

from Afrikaans, from ding thing

dinge1

noun
  1. dinginess
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Word Origin

C19: back formation from dingy

dinge2

noun
  1. a Black person
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adjective
  1. of or relating to Black people
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dinge3

verb (tr)
  1. to make a dent in (something)
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noun
  1. a dent
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Word Origin

of unknown origin
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