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

  • n. Grime or squalor; dinginess.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Dinginess.
  • n. A black person.
  • v. To strike, scourge, or beat.
  • v. To flog, as in penance

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.
  • n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make a dent or impression in
  • v. make dingy
  • n. discoloration due to dirtiness


Back-formation from dingy1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From dingy. (Wiktionary)



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