Informal any device; contrivance; gadget: humorous substitute for a name temporarily forgotten or not known
Origin of dingusDutch dinges (or German dings), thingamabob, origin, originally genitive of ding, thing
- Something whose name is unknown or forgotten.
- A person regarded as stupid.
- Vulgar Slang The penis.
Origin of dingusDutch dinges, whatchamacallit, from German Dings, from Middle High German dinges, genitive of dinc, thing, from Old High German ding, thing, assembly, case, thing.