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  Dictionary Definition of dingo

dingo
noun ( plural dingoes, dingos )

1. Also, native dog. the Australian wild dog, Canis familiaris dingo, introduced by the Aborigines, often tawny-yellow in colour, with erect ears, a bushy tail and distinctive gait, and with a call resembling a howl or yelp rather than a bark.
2. a. a contemptible person; coward. b. one who shirks responsibility or evades difficult situations.
-- verb (i)
3. to act in a cowardly manner.
-- verb (t)
4. to shirk, evade, or avoid; to spoil or ruin.
-- phrase
5. dingo on someone, to betray (someone).
[Aborig.; Dharuk din-gu domesticated dingo]
Dingo
noun Ernie ( Ernest Ashly Dingo ), born 1956, Australian actor, television presenter and dancer.
DINGO
noun a type of discounted government bond from which the return to the investor comes in the form of capital gain.
[ d ( iscounted ) i ( nvestment in ) n ( egotiable ) g ( overnment ) o ( bligations )]