[ ding-er ]
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  1. Baseball. home run.

Origin of dinger

1800–10; perhaps ding1 + -er1

Words Nearby dinger

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How to use dinger in a sentence

  • La Russa called the dinger a “big mistake,” said Mercedes was “clueless,” joked that he’d spank Mercedes if the athlete wasn’t so big and strong, and insisted such a disrespectful home run wouldn’t come off Mercedes’s bat again.

  • We tried to keep up with them, but that little plane is a hum-dinger for speed and it soon outstripped us.

    Polly's Southern Cruise | Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • "Why, she's a hum-dinger," returned Baptiste more curiously.

    The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
  • Ring-a-dinger, ring-a-dinger went the dinner bell all unheeded.

    Kipps | H. G. Wells
  • That night they took in a show which was a "hum dinger," and should have endured a life-time.

    Skookum Chuck Fables | Skookum Chuck (pseud for R.D. Cumming)
  • "I s'pose we could swing that dinger back and forth if we couldn't do nothin' else," Gizzard admitted resignedly.

    Sube Cane | Edward Bellamy Partridge

British Dictionary definitions for dinger


/ (ˈdɪŋə) /

  1. US an informal word for home run

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