Origin of bandicoot
Examples from the Web for bandicoot
I soon discovered tracks of the bandicoot, but they had taken the shape of a small human foot.
The enormous ears (whence "Rabbit" Bandicoot) distinguish this genus from Perameles.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia|Frank Evers Beddard
And do you for a moment think I am going to be shut up like a bandicoot in a hole, while others fight for life and liberty?The Ruined Cities of Zululand|Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley
To all the early settlers in the bush the bandicoot is well known.
The next person they spied was a Bandicoot carrying a watermelon.The Magic Pudding|Norman Lindsay
British Dictionary definitions for bandicoot
Word Origin for bandicoot
Word Origin and History 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.