dingo


noun, plural din·goes.

  1. a wolflike, wild dog, Canis familiaris dingo, of Australia, having a reddish- or yellowish-brown coat.
  2. Australian. a cowardly or treacherous person.

noun plural -goes

  1. a wild dog, Canis dingo, of Australia, having a yellowish-brown coat and resembling a wolf
  2. Australian slang a cheat or coward

verb -goes, -going or -goed (intr) Australian slang

    1. to act in a cowardly manner
    2. to drop out of something
  1. (foll by on) to let (someone) down
n.

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.”

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