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dinger

[ding-er] /ˈdɪŋ ər/
noun, Slang.
1.
2.
Baseball. home run.
Origin of dinger
1800-1810
1800-10; perhaps ding1 + -er1
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  • "I s'pose we could swing that dinger back and forth if we couldn't do nothin' else," Gizzard admitted resignedly.

    Sube Cane Edward Bellamy Partridge
  • “If you can throw a scare into Lance, you sure are a dinger,” he bantered.

    Rim o' the World B. M. Bower
  • She'll ne'er backward linger, this land of our dads, for she is a dinger at nailing the scads.

    Rippling Rhymes Walt Mason
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

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'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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