1South African & Australian /NZ A dry gully, formed by the eroding action of running water.
- For decades too it had no storm water drainage, resulting in potholes and dongas opening up.
- According to a report tabled by the provincial standing committee on public works - which toured the province in June to assess roads and infrastructure - bridges are collapsing and dongas are developing.
- Some people have even requested that the traffic department not issue fines for unroadworthy vehicles because their cars had been damaged by dongas in the roads…
2Australian A temporary, usually transportable, dwelling.
- Sometimes when we talked they would use a new or unfamiliar word: they might say that they had gone out to the apple for a few days, or that they were sharing their donga with three other people.
- The local Aboriginal workers - most of whom have never had a job before - live in the same dongas and eat in the same mess as all other employees.
- She had to get up at 3.30 am one morning to cook breakfast for 80 or 90 miners who were living out in dongas out the back.
Words that rhyme with dongaconga, conger, Rarotonga
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