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warrigal

[wawr-i-guh l] /ˈwɔr ɪ gəl/ Australian
noun
1.
2.
any large or ferocious dog.
3.
a wild horse.
adjective
4.
wild; ferocious; savage.
Origin of warrigal
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50, warrigal is from the Dharuk word wa-ri-gal wild dingo
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  • They rode and rode, but warrigal was gone like a rock wallaby.

    Robbery Under Arms Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
  • It might have been one of the other chaps, but I couldn't think of any one, except warrigal.

    Robbery Under Arms Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
  • I was pretty middling certain it was Billy the Boy and warrigal.

    Robbery Under Arms Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
  • I'm sorry, for one thing, that I had that barney with warrigal.

    Robbery Under Arms Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
  • warrigal knows a way of communicating with him; I'll send him off at once.

    Robbery Under Arms Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
  • Well, we scribbled a bit of a letter and sent warrigal off with it.

    Robbery Under Arms Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
  • So she had to hand that over to warrigal, and trust to him to bring it on some way or other.

    Robbery Under Arms Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
  • If so, all pariahs should be classed with the Australian warrigal under the name of Canis dingo.

  • I thought the infernal cattle would beat warrigal and me, and we'd have all our trouble for nothing.'

    Robbery Under Arms Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
  • We did not tell warrigal he might go to rest, not thinking a half-caste brat like him wanted any.

    Robbery Under Arms Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
British Dictionary definitions for warrigal

warrigal

/ˈwɒrɪɡæl/
noun
1.
a dingo
2.
another word for brumby
adjective
3.
untamed or wild
Word Origin
C19: from a native Australian language
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