warrigal

[wawr-i-guh l]Australian
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noun

any large or ferocious dog.
a wild horse.

adjective

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

  • I was pretty middling certain it was Billy the Boy and Warrigal.

    Robbery Under Arms

    Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood

  • I'm sorry, for one thing, that I had that barney with Warrigal.

    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


British Dictionary definitions for warrigal

warrigal

noun

a dingo
another word for brumby

adjective

untamed or wild

Word Origin for warrigal

C19: from a native Australian language
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