din-dins

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive form of dinner.

Noun[edit]

din-dins (uncountable)

  1. (Britain, slang) Dinner.
    • 1979, Simon Gray, Stage Struck
      [] so it went for nothing, my only real moment in the play, and when I asked him afterwards what the hell he thought he was up to, he said, well darling, if we're all so desperate for our din-dins we're not allowed a decent curtain, and I said it wasn't din-dins, it was just that the rest of us didn't particularly enjoy going on bowing after the audience had stopped clapping.
    • 1992, Rosamunde Pilcher, Flowers in the Rain and Other Stories
      "Who's ready for their din-dins then? Who are Mummy's darling boys?"