ding-a-ling

noun

Examples of ding-a-ling in a Sentence

some ding-a-ling set off the fire alarm by burning paper in a wastebasket

Word History

Etymology

reduplication of ding entry 1

First Known Use

circa 1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ding-a-ling was circa 1935

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Cite this Entry

“Ding-a-ling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ding-a-ling. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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