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A female gang-gang.
 
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EtymologyEdit

From Wiradhuri gaŋ-gaŋ.

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NounEdit

gang-gang (plural gang-gangs)

  1. A kind of cockatoo (Callocephalon fimbriatum).
    • 1985, Peter Carey, Illywhacker, Faber and Faber 2003, p. 433:
      He carried the two gang-gang cockatoos in a ferret box.

ReferencesEdit

  • Dixon, R. M. W., Bruce Moore, W. S. Ramson, Mandy Thomas (2006) Australian Aboriginal Words in English: Their Origin and Meaning, 2nd ed. edition, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-554073-5, page 85