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Etymology 1Edit

From English dialectal (Kentish) dingy (dirty), of unknown origin, though probably from an unrecorded Middle English *dingy, *düngy, from Old English *dyncgiġ (covered with dung, dirty), an umlaut form of Old English duncge, dung (dung), equivalent to dung +‎ -y. [1]

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AdjectiveEdit

dingy (comparative dingier, superlative dingiest)

  1. drab; shabby; dirty; squalid
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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

dingy (plural dingies)

  1. Alternative form of dinghy

ReferencesEdit

  • dingy at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • dingy in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

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