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