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ding

verb \ ˈdiŋ \
Updated on: 23 Nov 2017

Definition of ding

transitive verb
: to dwell on with tiresome repetition
  • keeps dinging it into him that the less he smokes the better
  • —Samuel Butler †1902
intransitive verb
1 : to make a ringing sound : clang
2 : to speak with tiresome reiteration

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Origin and Etymology of ding

probably imitative


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ding

noun

Definition of ding

plural dings
: a sharp ringing sound
  • heard the ding of the timer

First Known Use of ding

circa 1909


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ding

noun

Definition of ding

: an instance of minor surface damage (such as a dent)

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Origin and Etymology of ding

ding to strike, from Middle English dingen


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ding

verb

Definition of ding

transitive verb
: to cause minor surface damage to
  • ding a car door

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First Known Use of ding

1968


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