- 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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Examples from the Web for dino
Quast told The Daily Beast that he has no faith in either party, and joked that he is a DINO (Democrat In Name Only).Pol’s ‘Spoof Ad’ Aims for LOLZ—and Senate Seat
April 10, 2014
The RINO hunters and DINO hunters took a beating Tuesday night.Incumbents Charles Rangel, Orrin Hatch Beat Back Primary Challenges
June 27, 2012
What new is that DINO hunting is starting to catch on in Democratic circles.Will Dick Lugar Be The RINO-Hunters’ Latest Trophy?
May 5, 2012
Democrats embrace their centrists like Rep. Heath Shuler of North Carolina; they don't call him a DINO.A Centrist Gets Fighting Mad
October 13, 2010
As he goes about trying to solve mysteries, his former N.Y.P.D. mates like Dino Bacchetti regard him with a lot of suspicion.Do I Have to Read Kisser?
February 13, 2010
Had she not daily seen how her father missed Dino and the future he had dreamed of in that son?Romola
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.
The Duchess of Dino was deeply anxious to see him reconciled.
Dino's face was in deep shadow when the Prior turned and addressed him.Under False Pretences