[ ding-uh s ]
/ ˈdɪŋ əs /

noun, plural ding·us·es. Informal.

a gadget, device, or object whose name is unknown or forgotten.

Origin of dingus

1870–75; < Dutch dinges or its source, German Dinges, probably orig. genitive, with partitive value, of Ding thing1
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