ding-a-ling

[ ding-uh-ling ]
/ ˈdɪŋ əˌlɪŋ /

noun Slang.

a stupid, foolish, or eccentric person.

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Origin of ding-a-ling

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

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Example sentences from the Web for ding-a-ling

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

    The Strollers|Frederic S. Isham