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dingleberry

Syllabification: din·gle·ber·ry
Pronunciation: /ˈdiNGəlˌberē
 
/

Definition of dingleberry in English:

noun (plural dingleberries)

vulgar slang
1A particle of fecal matter attached to the anal hair of an animal.
2US informal A foolish or inept person.
Example sentences
  • You're always going to have dingleberries on the men's side and bimbos on the women's side.
  • And it doesn't take long to discover that this guy isn't merely a major-league ballplayer but a major-league dingleberry.
  • Of course there is the chance that I'm being a pretentious dingleberry for making fun of their pretentiousness.

Origin

1950s: from dingle of unknown origin + berry.

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