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dinghy (DING ee) (noun)
A small rowboat or an inflatable rubber life raft: The tugboat pulled a small dinghy behind it for emergencies.
dingy (DING jee) (adjective)
1. Darkened with smoke and grime; dirty or discolored: The tenement housing which the author described was dingy with age.
2. Shabby, drab, or squalid: Tina and Antoine lived in a dingy room to save money so they could emigrate to a better country.

Since the boat was old and poorly maintained, it was obvious that the dinghy was dingy.