dinge

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dingy.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dinge (plural dinges)

  1. Dinginess.
  2. (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.

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Verb[edit]

dinge (third-person singular simple present dinges, present participle dingeing, simple past and past participle dinged)

  1. To strike, scourge, or beat.
  2. To flog, as in penance

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Afrikaans[edit]

Noun[edit]

dinge

  1. plural form of ding

Dutch[edit]

Verb[edit]

dinge

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of dingen