from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A burrowing mammal (Orycteropus afer) of southern Africa, having a stocky, hairy body, large ears, a long tubular snout, and powerful digging claws.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A silly or credulous person who is prone to mistakes or blunders.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An edentate mammal, of the genus Orycteropus (Orycteropus afer), somewhat resembling a pig, common in some parts of Southern Africa. It is a nocturnal ungulate, burrows in the ground with its powerful claws, and feeds entirely on ants and termites, which it catches with its long, extensile, slimy tongue. It is the sole extant representative of the order Tubulidentata.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The ground-hog or earth-pig of South Africa. See Orycteropus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. nocturnal burrowing mammal of the grasslands of Africa that feeds on termites; sole extant representative of the order Tubulidentata
Look, anyone older than eight who admits to an affection for an animated aardvark is one cool kid.
I think the aardvark is pretty much on target: Sunstein chooses to use the phrase to represent a collection of ideas that are being discussed by conservatives, not that they actually use it themselves.
When the Boers first saw a strange animal in South Africa, they called it aardvark, a Dutch word for ` earth pig. '
He's the kid who taught a world of youngsters how to spell "aardvark" - and that's not all.
(Type 'tag' to change that topic, 'cancel', or 'more' for options.) me: tag aardvark: (Type 'tag:' followed by any word or phrase to categorize this question.) me: tag: blogging aardvark: Thanks very much!
What fascinates me most about this is that you now have a tag for "aardvark"
Funny thing, from the dictionary first page right now, that "aardvark" springs to my mind.
Posted February 8, 2005 9: 05 AM arbitrary aardvark writes:
A giant ridiculous dog and his aardvark in the snow:
But some quick numbers-crunching showed the most likely overdue books among young borrowers are Marc Tolon Brown 's "Arthur" series, about the antics of an aardvark, and Alyssa Satin Capucilli's "Biscuit" series, which centers on a rambunctious puppy.