Meaning of DINGHY in English

DINGHY

/ ˈdɪŋi; NAmE ; ˈdɪŋgi/ noun ( pl. -ies )

1.

a small open boat that you sail or row :

a sailing dinghy

—compare yacht

2.

= rubber dinghy

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WORD ORIGIN

early 19th cent. (denoting a rowing boat used on rivers in India): from Hindi ḍiṅgī . The -gh in English serves to indicate the hard g .

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