ding-a-ling

noun
\ ˈdiŋ-ə-ˌliŋ How to pronounce ding-a-ling (audio) \

Definition of ding-a-ling

Synonyms for ding-a-ling

Synonyms

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

First Known Use of ding-a-ling

circa 1935, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ding-a-ling

reduplication of ding entry 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about ding-a-ling

Time Traveler for ding-a-ling

Time Traveler

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

See more words from the same year

Statistics for ding-a-ling

Cite this Entry

“Ding-a-ling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ding-a-ling. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

More from Merriam-Webster on ding-a-ling

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for ding-a-ling

Comments on ding-a-ling

What made you want to look up ding-a-ling? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Slippery Words Quiz—Changing with the Times

  • ducreux self portrait yawning
  • What is an earlier meaning of nice?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!