- The definition of dingy is something kind of dirty, gloomy or dull.
An example of dingy are white clothes that have been washed too many times and kind of take on a dirty grey hue.
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adjective din·gi·er, din·gi·est
- Darkened with smoke and grime; dirty or discolored.
- Shabby, drab, or squalid.
Origin: Possibly from Middle English dinge, dung, variant of dung; see dung.
- dinˈgi·ly adverb
- dinˈgi·ness noun
Origin: ding1 + -y1.