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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ding ey ling]
    • /dɪŋ eɪ lɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ding ey ling]
    • /dɪŋ eɪ lɪŋ/

Definitions of ding-a-ling word

  • noun ding-a-ling a stupid, foolish, or eccentric person. 1
  • noun ding-a-ling a foolish person 0
  • noun ding-a-ling a crazy, stupid, or eccentric person 0
  • noun ding-a-ling The sound of a small bell; the sound of a fire engine bell. 0
  • noun ding-a-ling (US) An eccentric or crazy person. 0
  • noun ding-a-ling (Slang) The penis. 0

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Origin of ding-a-ling

First appearance:

before 1930
One of the 10% newest English words
First recorded in 1930-35; rhyming compound imitative of a bell

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Parts of speech for Ding-a-ling


ding-a-ling popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 7% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

Synonyms for ding-a-ling

noun ding-a-ling

  • crazy — If you describe someone or something as crazy, you think they are very foolish or strange.
  • dingbat — Slang. an eccentric, silly, or empty-headed person.
  • eccentric — deviating from the recognized or customary character, practice, etc.; irregular; erratic; peculiar; odd: eccentric conduct; an eccentric person.
  • flake — fake2 (defs 2, 3).
  • fool — to trick, deceive, or impose on: They tried to fool him.

Top questions with ding-a-ling

  • what is a ding-a-ling?

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