Definition of Dingbats

1. Noun. (plural of dingbat) ¹



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Definition of Dingbats

1. dingbat [n] - See also: dingbat

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dingbats

dinful
ding-a-lings
ding-dong
ding-dong ditch
ding-dong ditched
ding-dong ditches
ding-dong ditching
ding-dongs
ding dongs
ding up
dingbat
dingbats (current term)
dingbatter
dingbatters
dingdong
dingdonged
dingdonging
dingdongs
dinge
dinged
dinged-up
dingers
dinges
dingeses
dingey

Literary usage of Dingbats

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1. Seymour Hicks: Twenty-four Years of an Actor's Life by Seymour Hicks (1911)
"The friend I mentioned went by the sobriquet of "dingbats" Milson. dingbats was the slang for feet—Milson having a pair of somewhat ..."

2. Family Words: The Dictionary for People Who Don't Know a Frone from a Brinkle by Paul Dickson (1998)
"dingbats. All breakfast cereals. An oddity because, according to the man who reported it, the term "stems from a dream which a family member had, ..."

3. Writing of Today: Models of Journalistic Prose by John William Cunliffe, Gerhard Richard Lomer (1922)
"People 50 monds, the Newlyweds, and the dingbats, do not call out, 'Plenty of room ahead,' have acquired a horrible fascination. so frequently as they used ..."

4. American English by Gilbert Milligan Tucker (1921)
"DING or DINGED—Damned, B. dingbats—Money; anything used to spank with or to throw. DINGLE—Storm door, C. DIP—1. Pudding sauce, B. 2. Pickpocket. ..."

5. My Diary in America in the Midst of War by George Augustus Sala (1865)
"... gentlemen sometimes, but not frequently, handed fractional currency to the dweller in the pit. Now you give a bear buns; you don't give him " dingbats. ..."

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