Meaning of “dingo” in the English Dictionary


"dingo" in English

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dingonoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdɪŋ.ɡəʊ/ us /ˈdɪŋ.ɡoʊ/ plural dingoes

Examples from literature

  • Dingoes can be dangerous. 
  • Dingoes eat meat, and farmers do not like them because they eat sheep. 
  • If you visit a place where there are dingoes, you must watch your children. 
  • The dingo is a dog, but it is not a pet! 
  • We think the first dingoes came to Australia with people many thousands of years ago. 
  • A dingo—a female, and possibly our friend with the pups—had followed us persistently all day. 
  • Further investigation disclosed a lean and fierce-looking dingo down our well, which, in its frantic struggles to get out, had covered up our little pool of water and made a horrible mess of things. 
  • No doubt some good water-hole exists amongst these hills, judging from the tracks of kangaroos, turkeys, and dingoes. 
  • The dingo of Australia is thought to be derived from some imported variety of dog. 
  • These three—the kangaroo, the opossum, and the dingo,—are the principal beasts of Australia. 

(Definition of “dingo” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)