dingy

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Etymology 1[edit]

From English dialectal (Kentish) dingy (dirty), of unknown origin, though probably from an unrecorded Middle English *dingy, *düngy, from Old English *dyncgiġ (covered with dung, dirty), an umlaut form of Old English duncge, dung (dung), equivalent to dung +‎ -y. [1]

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dingy (comparative dingier, superlative dingiest)

  1. drab; shabby; dirty; squalid
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Noun[edit]

dingy (plural dingies)

  1. Alternative form of dinghy.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Charles Dickens to this entry?)

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  1. ^ http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=dingy&searchmode=none

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