noun, plural din·goes.
Origin of dingo
Examples from the Web for dingo
Dingo attacks are generally the result of how a human acts toward them.
Georgina stepped in between the dingo and her baby sister just before their mother was able to scare the dingo away.
Although it is rare, dingo attacks on humans have been known to occur.
Dingo packs are highly territorial and an intruding dingo will likely be killed.
At the time, the dingo was semi-domesticated and is believed to be the common ancestor of all breeds today.
For of all animals in Australia the dingo is the most intolerable nuisance on account of its fondness for mutton.Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania |Jewett Castello Gilson
Now a dingo or wild dog, now a toombat or opossum, made its appearance, and created matter of interest and inquiry.The Gilpins and their Fortunes|William H. G. Kingston
We found a native police patrol camped there, and the officer asked us if we would like to have a dingo pup for a pet.The Call Of The South|Louis Becke
The mention of Oxford historians reminds me of my friend Professor Dingo, to whom reference has been made in an earlier chapter.Fifteen Chapters of Autobiography|George William Erskine Russell
Remains of the dingo have been found fossil in Pleistocene deposits but the antiquity of man in Australia is not known.Island Life|Alfred Russel Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for dingo
noun plural -goes
verb -goes, -going or -goed (intr) Australian slang
- to act in a cowardly manner
- to drop out of something
Word Origin for dingo
Word Origin and History for dingo
1789, Native Australian name, from Dharruk (language formerly spoken in the area of Sydney) /din-go/ "tame dog," though the English used it to describe wild Australian dogs. Bushmen continue to call the animal by the Dharruk term /warrigal/ "wild dog."