dinger

noun ding·er \ ˈdiŋ-ər \
|Updated on: 10 Jul 2018

Definition of dinger

plural dingers
baseball, informal
: home run 1
  • Only the Royals, Astros and Cubs have given up more dingers than the Angels.
  • —Stephen Cannella
  • Ramirez had driven in 72 runs and had scored himself 49 times, while smacking 16 dingers
  • —David Sabino

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Origin and Etymology of dinger

perhaps from ding to strike + 2-er


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