Etymology: The Australian slang is from a racehorse called Drongo (foaled 1921, retired 1925) which ran poorly, and by transferrance anyone slow-witted or clumsy became a drongo. (Reference: Bill Wannan, Australian Folklore, Lansdowne Press, 1970, reprint 1979 ISBN 0-7018-1309-1, entry for "Drongo", page 200.)The horse was apparently named for the bird the w:Spangled Drongo, Spangled Drongo (Dicrurus bracteatus).
- Various birds of the family Dicruridae.
- (context, Australian English, New Zealand English, slang, pejoratives) fool, idiot.
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