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Dinghy vs Dingy – What’s the difference?

Dinghy vs Dingy - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between dinghy and dingy is that dinghy is (label) a small open boat, propelled by oars or paddles, carried as a tender, lifeboat, or pleasure craft on a ship while dingy is penis or dingy can be . As a verb dinghy is to travel by dinghy. As an adjective dingy is drab; shabby; dirty; squalid.

dinghy

English

Noun

(wikipedia dinghy )
(dinghies)

  • (label) A small open boat, propelled by oars or paddles, carried as a tender, lifeboat, or pleasure craft on a ship.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1944, author=(w)
  • , title= The Three Corpse Trick, chapter=5
    , passage=The dinghy was trailing astern at the end of its painter, and Merrion looked at it as he passed. He saw that it was a battered-looking affair of the prahm type, with a blunt snout, and like the parent ship, had recently been painted a vivid green.}}

  • (label) An inflatable rubber life raft.
  • Synonyms

    * tender

    Derived terms

    * sailing dinghy
    * dinghy towing

    Verb

  • To travel by dinghy.
  • dingy

    English

    Etymology 1

    From English dialectal (Kentish) . http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=dingy&searchmode=none

    Adjective

    (er)

  • drab; shabby; dirty; squalid
  • Synonyms

    * (drab) dismal, drab, dreary, gloomy, grimy

    Antonyms

    * (drab) bright, clean

    Derived terms

    * dingily
    * dinginess

    Noun

    (head)

  • (rfv-sense ) Penis.
  • Etymology 2

    Noun

    (dingies)

  • (Charles Dickens)

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