Definition of drongo noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdrɒŋɡəʊ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdrɑːŋɡoʊ//
    (pl. drongos, drongoes) Birds
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  1. 1 a shiny black bird with a long tail See related entries: Birds
  2. 2(Australian English, New Zealand English, slang) a stupid person
  3. Word Originmid 19th cent.: from Malagasy (the language of Madagascar). Sense (2) is said to be from the name of an Australian racehorse of the 1920s which consistently finished last or near last.