- a gadget, device, or object whose name is unknown or forgotten.
Origin of dingus
Examples from the Web for dingus
The French telephone resembles a dingus for curling the hair.Europe Revised
Irvin S. Cobb
I wouldn't be puttin' that dingus on my head for all the colleens in Ireland.Off Course
Mack Reynolds (AKA Dallas McCord Reynolds)
Ive had the dingus apart, and if anybody knows about its insides I do.The Motor Girls at Camp Surprise
The whistles high frequency waves also awakened Cerberus, the three-headed watch dog, besides actuating The Dingus.Satan and the Comrades
To the only woman on earth who sings base enough, they sends this dingus and the organ-grinder.A Man in the Open
Word Origin and History for dingus
"any unspecified or unspecifiable object; something one does not know the name of or does not wish to name," 1876, U.S. slang, from Dutch dinges, literally "thing" (see thing).