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n. Informal
1. Something whose name is unknown or forgotten.
2. A person regarded as stupid.
3. Vulgar Slang The penis.

[Dutch dinges, whatchamacallit, from German Dings, from Middle High German dinges, genitive of dinc, thing, from Old High German ding, thing, assembly, case, thing.]
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US someone or something whose name is either unknown or forgotten
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(ˈdɪŋ əs)

n., pl. -us•es. Informal.
a gadget, device, or object whose name is unknown or forgotten.
[1870–75; < Dutch dinges or its source, German Dinges, probably orig. genitive, with partitive value, of Ding thing1]
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It looks to be a long night for sleepyhead John, but thanks to the time spreader dingus with its sleep retardant setting, he gets right into their next escapade.
Distraction "is embedded in the culture of driving," said Thomas Dingus, director of the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.
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However, our recent study has found that the primarily cognitive secondary task of talking on a hands-free device does not appear to have any detrimental effects," said Tom Dingus, the principal investigator of the study.
They entered the profession as part of a Black feminist tradition dedicated to the maintenance of African American cultural practices, resistance to racial and economic oppression, and development of youth (Dixson & Dingus, 2008; Hill-Collins, 2000).
Thus, our review does not cover research that advocates different HOS rules (Saltzman and Belzer 2002), research that investigates driver fatigue (Crum and Morrow 2002; Hanowski, Wierwille, and Dingus 2003; Mayhew and Quinlan 2006; Morrow and Crum 2004), or research using accidents as the outcome variable (Cantor et al.
Although there has been a trend toward addressing critical issues of diversity and multiculturalism in teacher education courses, many scholars have documented this effort to be artificial (Dixson & Dingus, 2007; Evans-Winters & Hoff, 2011; Williams & Evans-Winters, 2005).
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What is a dingus? Well, a dingus is NOT a stupid person, but they may make you laugh or upset you.