Definition of dingus in English:

dingus

Syllabification: ding·us
Pronunciation: /ˈdiNGɡəs
 
/

noun (plural dinguses)

North American & South African informal
Used to refer to something whose name the speaker cannot remember, is unsure of, or is humorously or euphemistically omitting: here’s a doohickey—and there’s the dingus
More example sentences
  • Whenever you feel the urge to know more about a dingus or purchase a doodad that does everything, just visit a kindergarten nearby and ask the little tikes how to have fun.
  • I never think about the little plastic dinguses at the bottom of the drape-cords in my room, until I pull them and remember that they're original.
  • Grilled a marinated pork dingus for supper - it's this boneless flaccid tube of pork in a plastic sleeve, soaked in brine and pepper and various other powders.

Origin

late 19th century: via Afrikaans from Dutch ding 'thing'.

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