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drongo

(ˈdrɒŋɡəʊ)
n, pl -gos
1. (Animals) Also called: drongo shrike any insectivorous songbird of the family Dicruridae, of the Old World tropics, having a glossy black plumage, a forked tail, and a stout bill
2. slang Austral and NZ a slow-witted person
3. (Military) informal Austral a new recruit in the Royal Australian Air Force
[C19: from Malagasy]
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drongo

n
(esp Austral pej inf: = person) → Schwachkopf m (pej inf)
(= bird)Drongo m
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