from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any bird of the family Dicruridae.
- n. A fool, an idiot.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A passerine bird of the family Dicruridæ. They are usually black with a deeply forked tail. They are natives of Asia, Africa, and Australia; -- called also drongo shrikes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name given by Le Vaillant, in the form drongeur, to a South African bird afterward known as the musical drongo, Dicrurus musicus; then extended to the numerous African, Asiatic, and East Indian fly-catching crow-like birds with long forked tails which compose the family Dicruridæ. They are also called drongo-shrikes. The Buchanga atra of India and the further East is an example.
- n. [capitalized] [NL.] The generic name of a Madagascan species usually known as Dicrurus or Edolius forficatus. In this sense the quasi-Latin form Drongus is found.
From an Australian racehorse named Drongo, apparently after the bird (specifically, after the spangled drongo, Dicrurus bracteatus). The horse (foaled 1921, retired 1925) ran poorly, and by transference anyone slow-witted or clumsy became a drongo. (Wiktionary)