[ ding-uh-ling ]
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  1. a stupid, foolish, or eccentric person.

Origin of ding-a-ling

First recorded in 1930–35; rhyming compound imitative of a bell

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How to use ding-a-ling in a sentence

  • I rang a cow-bell to attract attention and he talked to the people: ding-a-ling!

    The Strollers | Frederic S. Isham