Definition of dingbat in English:
1North American & Australian /NZ A stupid or eccentric person.
- I really appreciated that he walked me though the initial binocular lesson without making me feel like a dingbat.
- So go to a dentist, dingbat, you're saying to yourself as you read this.
- While dingbats throw brickbats, he continues his reporting on the memo in the senate.
3A typographical device other than a letter or numeral (such as an asterisk), used to signal divisions in text or to replace letters in a euphemistically presented vulgar word.
- He has been collecting commercial misadventures for some time, and we heartily recommend the orange cone (‘the typographical dingbat of public spaces’) of his own gallery.
- The designs, which recall both asterisks and shamrocks, also circle back to the Warhol-inspired dingbats of Daisy Chain, and the color reinforces the theme of luck.
- Unfortunately the desire was one that was hard to forget and so the sigil didn't work, but I believe the theory is strong, and there are some wonderfully arcane dingbats out there if you know where to look.
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- US English dictionary
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