dingus

noun din·gus \ ˈdiŋ-(g)əs \

Definition of dingus

: doodad 2

Examples of dingus in a Sentence

  1. it seems to be missing some little dingus that holds everything in place

Origin and Etymology of dingus

Dutch or German; Dutch dinges, probably from German Dings, from genitive of Ding thing, from Old High German — more at thing

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