1789, Native Australian name, from Dharruk (language formerly spoken in the area of Sydney) /din-go/ "tame dog," though the English used it to describe wild Australian dogs. Bushmen continue to call the animal by the Dharruk term /warrigal/ "wild dog."
1. We then passed into narrative of the deaths of Captain Swosser and Professor Dingo.
2. God I'm hungry. I only had a dingo's breakfast this morning.
3. Neither one sees the dingo approaching through the brush.
4. His mother senses a nearby predator, but it's not the dingo.
5. The name of Professor Dingo is one of European reputation.