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dinge

[ dinj ]
/ dɪndʒ /
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noun
the condition of being dingy.
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 dinge (1 of 3)

dinge1
/ (dɪndʒ) /

noun
dinginess

Word Origin for dinge

C19: back formation from dingy

British Dictionary definitions for dinge (2 of 3)

dinge2
/ (dɪndʒ) US derogatory, slang /

noun
a Black person
adjective
of or relating to Black people

British Dictionary definitions for dinge (3 of 3)

dinge3
/ (dɪndʒ) dialect /

verb (tr)
to make a dent in (something)
noun
a dent

Word Origin for dinge

of unknown origin
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