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ding-a-ling

 (dĭng′ə-lĭng)
n. Informal
A person who is scatterbrained or eccentric.

ding-a-ling

n
1. Brit a slang word for telephone1
2. Brit a slang word for bell11
3. informal US a foolish person

ding-a-ling

(ˈdɪŋ əˌlɪŋ)

n. Informal.
a stupid, foolish, or eccentric person.
[1930–35; rhyming compound imitative of a bell]
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ding-a-ling

noun
Slang. A person regarded as strange, eccentric, or crazy:
Informal: crank, loon, loony.
Translations

ding-a-ling

[ˌdɪŋəˈlɪŋ] N
1. [of bell, telephone] → tilín m
2. (US) → bobo/a m/f

ding-a-ling

n
Klingeling nt; (= fire engine)Tatütata nt
(US inf: = fool) → Depp m (inf)
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I know the ding-a-lings who attended that dinner are not representative of our entire gender, but their industrial-level ghastliness is such that it drowns out any men who are vaguely acceptable.
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Amazingly, this unexpected (and frankly unseemly) sight was topped by legions of large men in a menacing circle with HUGE 5-stone bells between their legs - ding-a-lings even Chuck Berry would envy.