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dino-

1.
a combining form meaning “terrifying, frightful,” used in the formation of compound words:
dinothere.
Origin of dino-
< Greek deino-, combining form of deinós
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  • Had she not daily seen how her father missed dino and the future he had dreamed of in that son?

    Romola George Eliot
  • It was touching to see how dino clung to his little old fiddle.

  • He had brought the Duchess de dino with him, and this relieved the character of his mission.

    Talleyrand Joseph McCabe
  • The Duchess of dino was deeply anxious to see him reconciled.

    Talleyrand Joseph McCabe
  • dino's face was in deep shadow when the Prior turned and addressed him.

    Under False Pretences

    Adeline Sergeant
Slang definitions & phrases for dino

dino

modifier

: In film, the dino craze looks to remain healthy for awhile

noun

A dinosaur: a dino who wants to be a detective (1990s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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