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Definition of "dingo" [din•go]

  • A wild dog (Canis dingo) of Australia, having a reddish-brown or yellowish-brown coat. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dingo" in a sentence
  • "Description: The dingo is a declared pest in most states of Australia, and livestock farmers are obliged to cull them."
  • "Oddly enough, the word dingo seems to have meant ` tame dog 'in the contributing language, and another word, warrigal, referred to the wild dog."
  • "Dogs on the whole are favorably regarded; the associations developed around the word dingo are uniformly pejorative."