Definition of dingo in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdiNGɡō/

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.
Example sentences
  • 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'.

Words that rhyme with dingo

bingo, Domingo, flamingo, gringo, jingo, lingo

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Syllabification: din·go

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