warrigal

[wawr-i-guh l]Australian
adjective
  1. wild; ferocious; savage.

Origin of warrigal

First recorded in 1840–50, warrigal is from the Dharuk word wa-ri-gal wild dingo
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Examples from the Web for warrigal

Historical Examples of warrigal

  • 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

  • They rode and rode, but Warrigal was gone like a rock wallaby.

    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

  • Warrigal knows a way of communicating with him; I'll send him off at once.

    Robbery Under Arms

    Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood


British Dictionary definitions for warrigal

warrigal

noun
  1. a dingo
  2. another word for brumby
adjective
  1. untamed or wild

Word Origin for warrigal

C19: from a native Australian language
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