Definition of dingy adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdɪndʒi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪndʒi//
(dingier, dingiest)
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dark and dirty a dingy room/hotel dingy curtains/clothes Word Originmid 18th cent.: perhaps based on Old English dynge ‘dung’.Extra examples a rather dingy room The kitchen was rather dark and dingy. The street ran between rows of dingy terraced houses.
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