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ID #1863

dingy

/dìnji/ [cf. US dial. dingy a negro ADD; US Black dinge idem (Eliason 1938:152); DHS dingy Christian a mulatto; anyone with some Negro blood vs. SA Christian man white man] adj. of a complexion somewhat darker than 
BRIGHT: 1940 Hitler don't like dingy people (Dupuch 48). Get your dingy ass out of here (Nassau). cf. SMOKEY

Tags: adjective

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Last update: 2012-01-17 10:46
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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