dingbat

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noun ding·bat \ˈdiŋ-ˌbat\

Definition of dingbat

  1. 1 :  a typographical symbol or ornament (as *, ¶, or X)

  2. 2 :  nitwit, kook

Examples of dingbat in a sentence

  1. I told you it wouldn't work, you dingbat!

  2. <a dingbat who was constantly firing off nonsensical letters to the editor>

Origin and Etymology of dingbat

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1904


DINGBAT Defined for English Language Learners

dingbat

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noun ding·bat \ˈdiŋ-ˌbat\

Definition of dingbat for English Language Learners

  • : a stupid or crazy person


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