dingleberry

dingleberry

[ding-guhl-ber-ee]
noun, plural dingleberries.
Slang. a small clot of dung, as clinging to the hindquarters of an animal.

Origin:
1920–25; perhaps dingle + berry; perhaps by association with dangle

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dingleberry
by 1973, perhaps with suggestions of dangle and berry. Attested from late 19c. through 1930s as a humorous-sounding surname in comedic writing.
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