ding-dong

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Adjective[edit]

ding-dong (comparative more ding-dong, superlative most ding-dong)

  1. (informal) Closely fought.
    • 2011 February 1, Saj Chowdhury, “Sunderland 2 - 4 Chelsea”, in BBC[1]:
      It was first blood to the Black Cats in the ding-dong clash when Bardsley, a right-footer playing on the left, collected the ball from just inside his own half and sped up to the edge of the area before launching an effort which appeared to confuse Petr Cech in goal.

Noun[edit]

ding-dong (plural ding-dongs)

  1. A sound made by a bell.
  2. (colloquial) A woman's breast.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:breasts
  3. (colloquial) A penis.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:penis
    • 1968, Lou Reed (lyrics), “Sister Ray”, in White Light/White Heat, performed by The Velvet Underground:
      Oh, no, man, I haven't got the time time / Too busy sucking on a ding-dong / She's busy sucking on my ding-dong
  4. A fight, an argument; a set-to.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:fight
  5. An idiot.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:idiot
  6. An attachment to a clock by which the quarter hours are struck upon bells of different tones.

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Verb[edit]

ding-dong (third-person singular simple present ding-dongs, present participle ding-donging, simple past and past participle ding-donged)

  1. (intransitive) To ring with two tones, like a bell swinging back and forth.

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