dinge

noun
\ ˈdinj How to pronounce dinge (audio) \

Definition of dinge

: the condition of being dingy

Examples of dinge in a Sentence

a photograph that captures the dinge, the dreariness, and the despair of an addict's apartment
Recent Examples on the Web An earnest, has-a-costume-for-everything kind of guy, Daub is allergic to the greige and the dinge. Sandra Upson, Wired, 18 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of dinge

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dinge

back-formation from dingy

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“Dinge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dinge. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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