Cork Slang, Like A Dictionary of Cork Slang
by Seán Beecher
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DINGER

Construct: Noun
Definition: Excellence (used in adjectival phrase).
Use: He's a dinger of a player.
He's a grat player.
Derivation: Irish 'Dingim' - Bhíos bruite dingthe aige - he had crushed me and made me poweless to move. (Dinneen)
'Dinge' - crushing, quelling, oppressing. (Meyer)
Short for 'Humdiger' - anythind excellent. Australian since 1920. (Partridge)


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