- to cause to make a ringing sound.
- to speak about insistently.
- to make a ringing sound.
- to talk insistently.
- a ringing sound.
Origin of ding1
- to cause surface damage to; dent: Flying gravel had dinged the car's fenders.
- to strike with force; hit: The catcher was dinged on the shoulder by a wild throw.
- to blackball: Only one freshman was dinged by the fraternity.
- dent; nick: The surfboard has a few dings in it from scraping over rocks.
Origin of ding2
Examples from the Web for dinged
He also dinged the media for not focusing on the “racial component of any of the people involved in this.”There’s No ‘Reverse Trayvon’ in Christopher Lane Killing
August 23, 2013
Only in Washington would you get dinged for trying to solve problems instead of ducking them.Quit Picking on John Kerry
Samuel P. Jacobs
June 21, 2010
But not my first choice, not my second choice, not even my fifth choice let me in— I was dinged everywhere I applied.Dirty Secrets of College Coaches
February 8, 2010
Hundreds of voices have for long years dinged into his ears the danger ahead.Criminal Types
V. M. Masten
These things were dinged in my ears day after day, till I was sick of the very sound.Seven Wives and Seven Prisons
If your name had not been chaunted in it, it would have been dinged into the dunagan.The True History of Tom and Jerry
Darned if I—hum, ladies present—dinged if I know what to do.The Cinder Pond
Carroll Watson Rankin
"O, come off; stop that dinged preaching, Shorty," said one impatiently.Si Klegg, Book 3 (of 6)
- to ring or cause to ring, esp with tedious repetition
- (tr) another word for din 1 (def. 2)
- an imitation or representation of the sound of a bell
- Australian informal a party or social event
- to strike; dash down
- to surpass
Word Origin and History for dinged
1819, "to sound as metal when struck," possibly abstracted from ding-dong, of imitative origin. The meaning "to deal heavy blows" is c.1300, probably from Old Norse dengja "to hammer," perhaps also imitative. Meaning "dent" is 1960s. Related: Dinged; dinging.