dinges

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

dinges (plural dinges)

  1. Alternative spelling of dingus (thingamajig, fool)
    • 1922, Sinclair Lewis, “10”, in Babbitt:
      The old-fashioned coon was a fine old cuss--he knew his place--but these young dinges don't want to be porters or cotton-pickers.

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ding (thing). Compare German Dings and Dingens in the same sense.

Noun[edit]

dinges m, n (plural dingesen, diminutive dingesje n)

  1. (object) thingamajig, whatchamacallit
  2. (person) whatshisname, whatshername

Interjection[edit]

dinges

  1. Said when one can't or is too busy or distracted to think of the proper thing to say.
    Wat ben je daar aan het doen? — Ja, eh... dinges!
    What are you doing there? — Yeah, uh... thingummy!