dingus
noun Etymology: Dutch or German; Dutch dinges, probably from German Dings, from genitive of Ding thing, from Old High German — more at thing Date: 1876 doodad 2

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Dingus — can mean: Dingus, Kentucky dingus, a placeholder name for an object This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to …   Wikipedia

  • dingus — any unspecified or unspecifiable object; something one does not know the name of or does not wish to name, 1876, U.S. slang, from Du. dinges, lit. thing (see THING (Cf. thing)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • dingus — [diŋ′əs] n. [Du dinges (or Ger dings), thingumabob, orig. gen. of ding, THING1] Informal any device; contrivance; gadget: humorous substitute for a name temporarily forgotten or not known …   English World dictionary

  • dingus — noun /ˈdɪŋɡəs/ a) Something whose name is either unknown or forgotten. , 1979: ‘Say, whats that dingus you Britishers wear when youre playing cricket?’ Kyril Bonfiglioli, After You with the Pistol (Penguin 2001, p. 241) b) A fool or incompetent… …   Wiktionary

  • dingus — 1. n. a thing or gadget. □ I have a little dingus that helps me clean venetian blinds. □ Toss me one of those dinguses that holds the wire in the groove, will ya? 2. AND dingy n. the penis; the male thing. (Usually objectionable.) …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • dingus — ˈdiŋ(g)əs noun ( es) Etymology: Dutch or German; Dutch dinges, probably from German dings, from gen. of ding thing, from Old High German more at thing 1. : something (as a gadget) whose common name is unknown or forgotten …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dingus — A person whom is of very low intelligence, or annoying. Mike is a dingus …   Dictionary of american slang

  • Dingus — A person whom is of very low intelligence, or annoying. Mike is a dingus …   Dictionary of american slang

  • dingus — /ding euhs/, n., pl. dinguses. Informal. a gadget, device, or object whose name is unknown or forgotten. [1870 75; < D dinges or its source, G Dinges, prob. orig. gen., with partitive value, of Ding THING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • dingus — n a thing, an obscure or unnamed object. Originally a South African and American version of thingy or thingummy , it derives from the Dutch and German ding, meaning thing …   Contemporary slang

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