- A small open boat carried or towed as a tender, lifeboat, or pleasure craft by a larger boat.
- A small rowboat or motorboat.
- An inflatable rubber life raft.
Origin of dinghyHindi &dlowdot;i&mdot;gī, variant of &dlowdot;e&mdot;gī, &dlowdot;e&mdot;gā, float, raft.
(third-person singular simple present dinghies, present participle dinghying, simple past and past participle dinghied)
- (intransitive) To travel by dinghy.