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Anybody know what the term "dinges" means and what language it comes from?

Asked by janbb (59631points) October 9th, 2008

A friend was talking last night about a food truck in New York City that’s called “Wafels and Dinges.” It sells Belgian waffles and the dinges seem to be add-ons but also drinks. We assume it may be Flemish and mean something like side dishes or accompaniments, but Google was no help with a definition. Any ideas?

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JackAdams's avatar


Dinges is a Flemish word, spoken in Belgium

From the menu

wet dinges
Perrier $2
You’ll need something to wash down those wafels & Dinges

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Our own NYC “Chateau de la Pompe”. If the mayor can drink it, we will serve it – with any wafel – free!

JackAdams's avatar

About Wafels & Dinges

Founded in October 2007 by Thomas DeGeest, a native of Belgiumwho missed eating the tasty snacks he remembered so fondly from his youth, Wafels & Dinges makes authentic Belgian and Liège waffles. Starting with a yellow truck in New York City, the business has expanded into catering corporate parties, weddings and bridal showers and Bar Mitzvahs. Wafels & Dinges (dinges means “things” or “whatchamecallits” in Flemish) are also available at The Bean Coffee & Tea in New York, the Surf Shack in Amagansett, NY, and at Rockn’ Joe Coffeehouse & Bistros in Cranford, NJ, and Westfield, NJ.

fireside's avatar

Apparently, it is a Dutch Placeholder

In Dutch the primary placeholder is dinges (derived from ding, “thing”), used for both objects and persons.

Mr_M's avatar

Reminds me of that VERY VERY BAD commercial for a laundry detergent where the obese women tells the young guy the word “dingie”(sp) comes from the latin “dingetta”.

I hate that commercial.

pathfinder's avatar

I don t have a clue

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