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ding, noun

Plurals:
dinge /ˈdəŋə/, occasionally dingers /ˈdəŋərs/.
Origin:
Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans, from Dutch.
a. A thing, object, or matter. Cf. dinges.
1841 B. Shaw Memorials 83I had often seen men engaged in making ploughs, and..I resolved to make the attempt. The people flocked around me, enquiring, ‘What sort of a ding (thing) will that be?’
1986 S. Sepamla Third Generation 74And when the dingers, I mean things, go wrong, who is in trouble? You!
b. In the phrr. ou ding, ou dingetjie [Afrikaans, ou old + ding (+ -ie)], a term of endearment.
1969 A. Fugard Boesman & Lena 3Don’t look at me ou ding. Blame the white man.
1987 S. Roberts Jacks in Corners 118Ag tog, why must you disturb me, Dingetjie.
A thing, object, or matter.
, a term of endearment.

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