Definition of dingo in English:
noun (plural dingoes or dingos)
1A wild or half-domesticated dog with a sandy-coloured coat, found in Australia.
- 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.
verb (dingoes, dingoing; past dingoed)[no object] Back to top
Australian /NZ informal Behave in a cowardly manner: he dingoed out because he did not have the nerve [with object]: you have dingoed it on every occasion
More example sentences
- I complied with their decision, but I have always felt that I dingoed it.
- It would look like we'd dingoed it if we transferred now.
- You ain't dingoing it, are you? You can't toss in the towel now.
- 1dingo's breakfast
- Australian informal No breakfast at all: after a dingo’s breakfast he set off back to AdelaideMore example sentences
- He shook his head, “Had me a dingo's breakfast.”
- The next morning I went for my usual Australian dingo's breakfast and noticed the loo wouldn't flush.
- We resorted to a dingo's breakfast, before continuing on our passage north.
Words that rhyme with dingobingo, Domingo, flamingo, gringo, jingo, lingo
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