ding·​er | \ ˈdiŋ-ər How to pronounce dinger (audio) \
plural dingers

Definition of dinger

baseball, informal
: home run sense 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

Examples of dinger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kylee Ward homered and drove in 4 runs for Rogers (5-0, 2-0) and Dahana Toumala also belted a dinger. Rick Fires, Arkansas Online, 18 Mar. 2022 Rizzo led off with a double and the Red Sox walked Judge only to have Stanton crush a dinger into right-center field. courant.com, 25 Sep. 2021 Stanton would add his 83rd RBI of the season two innings later with his 31st dinger. Matthew Roberson, courant.com, 22 Sep. 2021 His homer Thursday broke a 15-day streak without a dinger, a period filled with too many weak ground balls. USA Today, 25 June 2021 Offensively, Will Hagan homered twice with a solo shot in the second inning and two-run dinger in the fourth. Randy Mcroberts, baltimoresun.com, 8 June 2021 However, the speedster turned into a slugger on Saturday against the Baltimore Orioles with his first dinger of the year and then followed it up on Sunday with another one. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, 30 May 2021 Right fielder Ethan Reardon had the key knock of the game with a two-run dinger to left-center (300 at Beechwood) giving Hutson a 4-0 lead. Scott Springer, The Enquirer, 7 May 2021 This was the year of the lowest home run rate ever recorded in Major League Baseball, with just one homer per team for every 10 games played, and the dinger was similarly rare elsewhere. Emma Baccellieri, SI.com, 15 Aug. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of dinger

1968, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dinger

perhaps from ding to strike + -er entry 2

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30 Mar 2022

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“Dinger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dinger. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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