dinger

[ ding-er ]
/ ˈdɪŋ ər /

noun Slang.

Baseball. home run.

Origin of dinger

1800–10; perhaps ding1 + -er1
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Examples from the Web for dinger

  • “If you can throw a scare into Lance, you sure are a dinger,” he bantered.

    Rim o' the World|B. M. Bower
  • "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
  • She'll ne'er backward linger, this land of our dads, for she is a dinger at nailing the scads.

    Rippling Rhymes|Walt Mason

British Dictionary definitions for dinger

dinger

/ (ˈdɪŋə) /

noun

US an informal word for home run
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Word Origin and History for dinger

dinger


n.

"something superlative," 1809, American English, agent noun from ding (v.).

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