dingbat

Definitions

Computing

  • noun
    (written as Dingbat™)
    a font that contains stars, bullets, symbols, images and drawings in place of characters

Media Studies

Slang

  • noun an eccentric, crazy or foolish person. Originally this was an Australian word, probably derived from ‘dingbats’ as an adjective (an embellishment of the colloquial ‘bats’). The word is now popular in Britain and the USA.
  • noun a Chinese person
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