See also: Dinges

English edit

Etymology 1 edit

Verb edit

dinges

  1. third-person singular simple present indicative of dinge

Etymology 2 edit

Borrowed from Dutch dinges, ding (thing).

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.

Anagrams edit

Dutch edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From older dings, from ding (thing). Compare German Dings and Dingens in the same sense.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɪ.ŋəs/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: din‧ges

Noun edit

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

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

Synonyms edit

Descendants edit

  • English: dingus

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... something or other!