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dinger

[ding-er] /ˈdɪŋ ər/
noun, Slang.
1.
2.
Baseball. home run.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; perhaps ding1 + -er1
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  • dinger's conviction stemmed from over billing her employer by submitting falsified and fraudulent invoices for services provided.
British Dictionary definitions for dinger

dinger

/ˈdɪŋə/
noun
1.
(US) an informal word for home run
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Contemporary definitions for dinger
noun

humdinger; outstanding thing

noun

in baseball, a home run

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Word Origin and History for dinger
n.

"something superlative," 1809, American English, agent noun from ding (v.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for dinger

dinger

modifier

: He was in an 11-game dinger drought

noun
  1. humdinger: That was a dinger, chaplain (1809+)
  2. A home run: five hacks, five dingers/ The Brewers go into the afternoon with one dinger in more than two weeks (1970s+ Baseball)

[fr an early (by 1500) sense of ding, ''to surpass, excel'']


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