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Definition of dingbat noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

dingbat

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈdɪŋbæt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪŋbæt//
 
(North American English, slang)
 
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a stupid person Word Origin mid 19th cent. (in early use applied to various vaguely specified objects): origin uncertain; perhaps based on ding ‘ mark or dent’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dingbat