Origin of dingleMiddle English dingel, abyss, deep hollow, probably akin to Old English ding, dungeon: ultimately from Indo-European base an unverified form dhengh-, to press, cover: see dung
Origin of dingleMiddle English dell, hollow
- A small, narrow or enclosed, usually wooded valley.
From an alteration of dimble (“a dingle, glen, retired place”).
- A harbour town in County Kerry Ireland, and the peninsular on which it stands.