warrigal

[ wawr-i-guhl ]
/ ˈwɔr ɪ gəl /
Australian

noun

any large or ferocious dog.
a wild horse.

adjective

wild; ferocious; savage.

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Origin of warrigal

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

warrigal
/ (ˈwɒrɪɡæl) Australian /

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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