dingue

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See also: dingué

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably derived from dinguer (fall, strike) or divaguer (wander, blather). Under the influence of dengue (viral disease) it was reinterpreted to mean "sickness that makes one crazy".

Adjective[edit]

dingue (plural dingues)

  1. (slang) mad, crazy, nuts [from c. 1915]

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