Well, let this Dutchie tell you folks that "dinges" is 100% pure vintage Dutch (not Deutsch). I've just phoned some German friends in Teutonia and popped the dingus question: "Was ist das für ein Blötsinn?," their answer was. There you have it. Dinges is Dutch.
Dinges is used over here in Holland, when you can't remember someone's name, like in:
"Ik was laatst op de Dam en ik zag eh.. dinges daar, die gozer van the Red Hot Chili Biscuits eh.."
- Axel Rose?
"I was at Dam square (Amsterdam) the other day, and I saw ehm.. dingus over there, that bloke from the Red Hot Chili Peppers.."
- Anthony Kiedis?
"Yeah, that's right!"
NOTE: a dingus is NOT a stupid person, because a dingus is someone who can make you laugh by doing stupid THINGS, but they are not stupid people. a stupid person is an idiot. idiot and dingus are different.
you say "dude, you're such a DINGUS"
b. Slang for penis.
"I don't chase my wife around naked in the house anymore. Last time I bruised my dingus."
"Keep it steady, dingus!"
"Yeah, like some dingus kids would actually beat me in an argument."
"Well no shit, dingus. What did you expect? Of course that Prostitute you did had one or more STD's. Did you see how she looked?