ding-dong ditch

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Etymology[edit]

ding-dong (sound made by a bell) + ditch (to abandon)

Noun[edit]

ding-dong ditch (plural ding-dong ditches)

  1. (US, Canada) A children's prank in which a doorbell of a house is rung, and then the pranksters run away before the occupants of the house open the door.

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ding-dong ditch (third-person singular simple present ding-dong ditches, present participle ding-dong ditching, simple past and past participle ding-dong ditched)

  1. To perform this prank.

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