dinge

[dinj]

Origin of dinge

First recorded in 1840–50; back formation from dingy
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British Dictionary definitions for dinges

dinges

noun
  1. Southern African informal a jocular word for something whose name is unknown or forgotten; thingumabob

Word Origin for dinges

from Afrikaans, from ding thing

dinge

1
noun
  1. dinginess

Word Origin for dinge

C19: back formation from dingy

dinge

2
noun
  1. a Black person
adjective
  1. of or relating to Black people

dinge

3
verb (tr)
  1. to make a dent in (something)
noun
  1. a dent

Word Origin for dinge

of unknown origin
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