dinge (plural dinges)
- (US slang, dated) A black person.
- 1940, Raymond Chandler, Farewell, My Lovely, Penguin 2010 p. 3:
- ‘A dinge,’ he said. ‘I just thrown him out. You seen me throw him out?’
- 1970, John Glassco, Memoirs of Montparnasse, New York 2007, p. 46:
- ‘You made a hit with the dinge,’ Bob was saying.
From Old English dengan, dencgan, from Proto-Germanic *dangijaną (“to beat, hit”).
dinge (third-person singular simple present dinges, present participle dingeing, simple past and past participle dinged)
- To strike, scourge, or beat.
- To flog, as in penance
- plural form of ding
- (archaic) singular present subjunctive of dingen