dingdong ding"dong`, ding-dong ding-dong, n. [See {Ding}.] 1. The sound of, or as of, repeated strokes on a metallic body, as a bell; a repeated and monotonous sound. [1913 Webster]

2. (Horol.) An attachment to a clock by which the quarter hours are struck upon bells of different tones.

3. a stupid or foolish person; -- used in a deprecatory or contemptuous sense. [slang]

Syn: ding-a-ling, doofus. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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