MEANING: noun: 1. An eccentric or crazy person.
2. An ornamental typographical symbol, such as ✲, ❏, ☛, ♥.
3. An object, such as a brick, used as a missile.
4. A gadget or an object whose name is unknown or forgotten. Aka, thingamajig, gizmo, etc.
5. A two- to three-story boxy apartment building with parking spaces directly under it.
adjective: Eccentric or crazy.

ETYMOLOGY: Origin unknown. Earliest documented use: 1838.

DANGBAT - annoying baseball hitter

DING BAIT - leaving your car where it's likely to be struck by another, so you can file for insurance payments

DIN-GOAT - one noisy caprid