dinge

noun

: 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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Word History

Etymology

back-formation from dingy

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dinge was in 1846

Dictionary Entries Near dinge

Cite this Entry

“Dinge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dinge. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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