ding-a-ling

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

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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

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

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“Ding-a-ling.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ding-a-ling?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=d&file=ding_a01. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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