a gadget, device, or object whose name is unknown or forgotten.
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How to use dingus in a sentence
The whistles high frequency waves also awakened Cerberus, the three-headed watch dog, besides actuating The dingus.Satan and the Comrades | Ralph Bennitt
Rosalie give him a pearl dingus to wear in his cravat, an' derned ef he don't have to wear a collar all the time now.The Daughter of Anderson Crow | George Barr McCutcheon
It was a new kind of a silver dingus, with two handles to it, for getting a lump of sugar into your tea.
Miss dingus looked at the small, sandy haired girl with astonishment.Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman | Emma Speed Sampson
And they think you were eccentric in furnishing this room—they think the broad couch and that Japanese dingus are absurd.Main Street | Sinclair Lewis