from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A hippopotamus.

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  • n. Short form of hippopotamus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as hippopotamus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as hypo.
  • n. A colloquial abbreviation of hippopotamus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an ancient Numidian town in northwestern Africa adjoining present-day Annaba in northeastern Algeria
  • n. massive thick-skinned herbivorous animal living in or around rivers of tropical Africa


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  • The hippo is gently herded around and then into one of the rings.

    Vazquez Hermanos Circus

  • COOPER: All right, I never thought I'd hear the word hippo mucus, but ...

    CNN Transcript May 27, 2004

  • At first I thought this resembled a "hippo" - but the ears aren't right for a hippo they have little rounded upright ears - this animal has floppy ears.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • - Kills the "hippo" - highest paid person opinion - noise that the old systems have


  • short answer in Greek hippo = horse in English hippo = fat African Marsh herbovoire e.g. hippo

    CIA interrogations: "tough enough"?

  • The kids tell me that the supervising adults are not attuned or even paying attention to those moments when they are rejected from a lunch table, being called a hippo in the hallway, or even when they eat their lunch in the bathroom in order to avoid being seen eating alone in the lunch room.

    Barbara Greenberg: School: A Great Place for Bullying

  • The hippo was a disaster waiting to happen and Thwacker wanted him dead.


  • Peter the guide beguiled us with well-rehearsed stories about how the hippo is the deadliest of all the jungle beasts, how to stand if a hyena attacks, and which snakes and spiders would kill you instantly and which take a while.


  • An 8 year old girl was standing there not knowing what this hippo was all about.

    'I Saw a Nightmare …' Doing Violence to Memory: The Soweto Uprising, June 16, 1976

  • His hippo is a rounded benign little fellow, all chubby cheeks and worried eyes.

    Archive 2006-05-01


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  • WeirdNet's referring to Hippo Regius.

    June 15, 2009

  • srsly. do you know anyone who lives in a hippo?

    June 15, 2009

  • Short for hippopotamus, Weirdnet.

    June 15, 2009