noun, plural ding·us·es. Informal.
- dining car,
- dining hall,
- dining room,
- dining table
Origin of dingus
Examples from the Web for dingus
To the only woman on earth who sings base enough, they sends this dingus and the organ-grinder.A Man in the Open|Roger Pocock
The French telephone resembles a dingus for curling the hair.Europe Revised|Irvin S. Cobb
This other dingus was undoubtedly a typewriter—and this small gadget on the desk a stapler.The Mighty Dead|William Campbell Gault
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
I wouldn't be puttin' that dingus on my head for all the colleens in Ireland.Off Course|Mack Reynolds (AKA Dallas McCord Reynolds)
"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).