adjective, din·gi·er, din·gi·est.
- of a dark, dull, or dirty color or aspect; lacking brightness or freshness.
- shabby; dismal.
adjective -gier or -giest
- lacking light or brightness; drab
- dirty; discoloured
1736, Kentish dialect, “dirty,” of uncertain origin, but perhaps related to dung. The noun dinge (1816) is a back-formation.