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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

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".

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

dingue (plural dingues)

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

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