from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Darkened with smoke and grime; dirty or discolored.
- adj. Shabby, drab, or squalid.
- adj. Slang Crazy; insane.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. drab; shabby; dirty; squalid
- n. Alternative form of dinghy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Soiled; sullied; of a dark or dusky color; dark brown; dirty.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Foul; dirty.
- Soiled; tarnished; of a dusky color; having a dull-brownish tinge.
- Synonyms Tarnished, rusty, dull.
- n. See dinghy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot
- adj. causing dejection
- adj. (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear
Possibly from Middle English dinge, dung, variant of dung; see dung.
ding1 + -y1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Unknown, though probably from an I-mutated form of "dung". (Wiktionary)