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  1. dingbat(noun)

    a silly empty-headed person

    "you would be a dingbat even to try it"; "yet here he was with an upper class dingbat who just happened to be married to his sister"


  1. dingbat(Noun)

    A silly or stupid person.

  2. dingbat(Noun)

    A special ornamental typographical symbol, such as a bullet, an arrow, a pointing hand etc.

  3. dingbat(Noun)

    An architectural style of apartment building, where the second storey overhangs an area for parking cars.


  1. Dingbat

    A dingbat is an ornament, character or spacer used in typesetting, sometimes more formally known as a printer's ornament or printer's character. The term continues to be used in the computer industry to describe fonts that have symbols and shapes in the positions designated for alphabetical or numeric characters. Examples of characters included in Unicode: The advent of Unicode and the universal character set it provides allowed commonly used dingbats to be given their own character codes, from 2700 to 27BF. Although fonts claiming Unicode coverage will contain glyphs for dingbats in addition to alphabetic characters, fonts that have dingbats in place of alphabetic characters continue to be popular, primarily for ease of input. Such fonts are also sometimes known as pi fonts. Some of the dingbat symbols have been used as signature marks, used in bookbinding to order sections.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dingbat in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dingbat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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