dinge

dinge

[dinj]
noun
1.
the condition of being dingy.
2.
Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a black person.

Origin:
1840–50; back formation from dingy

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dinge1 (dɪndʒ)
 
n
dinginess
 
[C19: back formation from dingy]

dinge2 (dɪndʒ)
 
n
1.  a Black person
 
adj
2.  of or relating to Black people

dinge3 (dɪndʒ)
 
vb
1.  to make a dent in (something)
 
n
2.  a dent
 
[of unknown origin]

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