Definition of dinger in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdɪŋə/


1 Baseball , informal A home run.
Example sentences
  • Does anybody care that they each hit 49 dingers twice?
  • However, a full 60% of his dingers the past five years have come at this home-run friendly field.
  • Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth had 342 and 309 dingers, respectively, at that same age.
1.1US informal, dated A thing outstanding of its kind: it was going to be a dinger of a night
More example sentences
  • This gave me the opportunity to put together a wing dinger of a Halloween party since the students would generally follow directions without question.
  • It is the Department of Conservation flip-flop, and it is a dinger.
  • This was a real dinger of a game with terrific ball display and a great victory for Ivan.


Late 19th century: shortening of humdinger.

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