Definition of dingo in English:
noun (plural dingoes or dingos)
A wild or half-domesticated dog with a sandy-colored coat, found in Australia. It is believed to have been introduced by early Aboriginal immigrants.
- Canis dingo, family Canidae
- Because they prey on calves and sheep, dingoes and wild dogs are viewed as a threat to livestock.
- The dingo, a wild dog, is thought to have contributed to the tiger's demise on mainland Australia and in Papua New Guinea.
- Australia has long battled its native wild dog the dingo, but now domestic hunting dogs have bred with dingoes to produce a larger, aggressive feral dog.
late 18th century: from Dharuk din-gu 'domesticated dingo'.
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