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The origin of the word dinghy is beyond dispute. It is well documented that it comes from the Hindi or Bengali word dingi or dengi, which means a native rowing boat used on Indian rivers. Modern English dictionaries define it as 'a small boat propelled by oars, sail or motor.' Older dictionaries as 'a small extra boat in a man-of-war or a small pleasure rowing boat'; also allowing the alternative spellings, dingey or dingy.

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Which country does the word dinghy come from?

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