Origin of bandicoot
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Historical Examples of bandicoot
The next person they spied was a Bandicoot carrying a watermelon.The Magic Pudding
They brought back an ample supply, with the addition of a wallaby and a bandicoot.The Young Berringtons
Bandicoot (Perameles), a genus of small Australian marsupials.
There is an expression in Australia, "Blind as a bandicoot."The Awful Australian
No bandicoot ever went into his hole with the dogs after him quicker than Jim came out of his.Joe Wilson and His Mates
Word Origin for bandicoot
1789, from Telugu pandi-kokku, literally "pig-rat." Properly a large and destructive Indian rat; applied from 1827 to a type of insectivorous Australian marsupial somewhat resembling it.