Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Grime or squalor.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To dent, or make a depression or hollow on the surface of, as by a knock or blow; dint; bash: as, a dinged silk hat.
  • noun A dent or depression made by a blow; a bruise or bash: as, a dinge on a copper kettle; a hat full of dinges.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Dinginess.
  • noun US slang, dated A black person.
  • verb To strike, scourge, or beat.
  • verb To flog, as in penance

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make a dent or impression in
  • verb make dingy
  • noun discoloration due to dirtiness

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Back-formation from dingy.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From dingy.

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