ding·us || 'dɪŋgəs n. object, thing

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  • dingus — /ding euhs/, n., pl. dinguses. Informal. a gadget, device, or object whose name is unknown or forgotten. [1870 75; < D dinges or its source, G Dinges, prob. orig. gen., with partitive value, of Ding THING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • dingus — [ dɪŋəs] noun (plural dinguses) N. Amer. & S. African informal a thing one cannot or does not wish to name specifically. Origin C19: via Afrik. from Du. ding thing …   English new terms dictionary

  • dingus — 1. n. a thing or gadget. □ I have a little dingus that helps me clean venetian blinds. □ Toss me one of those dinguses that holds the wire in the groove, will ya? 2. AND dingy n. the penis; the male thing. (Usually objectionable.) …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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