Dingi [din-gi] (Bahasa Inggeris: dinghy[2]) ialah sejenis perahu kecil sering dipakai diiringi kapal lebih besar sama ada untuk tujuan penyelamatan atau tender[3] lagi-lagi apabila kapal tidak dapat berlabuh di kawasan sepatutnya seperti pelabuhan atau marina kerana kedalaman atau saiz yang tidak muat.

Sebuah perahu dingi di sisi sebuah skuner.

Perkataan "dingi" ialah kata pinjaman datang daripada bahasa-bahasa Benggali (ḍiṅgi) dan Hindustan (bahasa Urdu: ḍīngī, bahasa Hindi: ḍieṁgī).[4][Note 1]

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  1. ^ The word ḍiṅgi means small boat, and is a diminutive of the Telugu word ḍiṅgā, meaning boat. The British Royal Navy adopted the word to designate the smallest ship's boat.[5]

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  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd Edition, 1989
  2. ^ Also dingy, dingee, dinghee, dingey[1]
  3. ^ Smyth, William Henry (1867). Belcher, Vice-Admiral Sir Edward (penyunting). The Sailor's Word-Book. An Alphabetical Digest of Nautical Terms, including Some More Especially Military and Scientific, but Useful to Seamen; as well as Archaisms of Early Voyagers, etc (HTML) (dalam bahasa Inggeris). London: BLACKIE AND SON. Dicapai pada 18 August 2019. DINGHEY. A small boat of Bombay, propelled by paddles, and fitted with a settee sail, the mast raking forwards; also, the boats in use on the Hooghly; also, a small extra boat in men-of-war and merchant ships. Check |archiveurl= value (bantuan)
  4. ^ "Mirriam-Webster Dictionary". www.merriam-webster.com. Diarkibkan daripada yang asal pada 28 August 2014. Dicapai pada October 2014. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (bantuan); Check date values in: |accessdate= (bantuan)
  5. ^ Yule & Burnell (1886), pp.245-6.