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dinge

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noun \ˈdinj\

Definition of dinge

  1. :  the condition of being dingy



Examples of dinge in a sentence

  1. <a photograph that captures the dinge, the dreariness, and the despair of an addict's apartment>



Origin of dinge

back-formation from dingy


First Known Use: 1846

Rhymes with dinge


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