Meaning of dingbat

ding•bat

Pronunciation: (ding'bat"), [key]
— n.
  1. an eccentric, silly, or empty-headed person.
  2. dingus.
  3. an ornamental piece of type for borders, separators, decorations, etc.
  4. an object, as a brick, serving as a missile.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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