dingy

[ din-jee ]
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adjective,din·gi·er, din·gi·est.
  1. of a dark, dull, or dirty color or aspect; lacking brightness or freshness.

  2. shabby; dismal.

Origin of dingy

1
First recorded in 1730–40; origin uncertain

Other words from dingy

  • din·gi·ly, adverb
  • din·gi·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for dingy

dingy

/ (ˈdɪndʒɪ) /


adjective-gier or -giest
  1. lacking light or brightness; drab

  2. dirty; discoloured

Origin of dingy

1
C18: perhaps from an earlier dialect word related to Old English dynge dung

Derived forms of dingy

  • dingily, adverb
  • dinginess, noun

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