dingy

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adjective din·gy \ˈdin-jē\

Definition of dingy

dingier

;

dingiest

  1. 1 :  dirty, unclean <dingy fingernails>

  2. 2 :  shabby, squalid <a dingy hotel room>

dingily

play \-jə-lē\ adverb

dinginess

play \-jē-nəs\ noun

Examples of dingy in a sentence

  1. He's been staying in a dingy motel.

  2. <the bed sheets were pretty dingy so we threw them in the laundry pile>

Origin and Etymology of dingy

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1691


DINGY Defined for English Language Learners

dingy

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adjective din·gy \ˈdin-jē\

Definition of dingy for English Language Learners

  • : dark and dirty : not fresh or clean


DINGY Defined for Kids

dingy

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adjective din·gy \ˈdin-jē\

Definition of dingy for Students

dingier

dingiest

  1. :  rather dark and dirty <a dingy room>



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