Definitions

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  • n. Obsolete spelling and common present-day misspelling of hippopotamus

Etymologies

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Syncopic form of hippopotamus.

Examples

  • "Grandfather laughed at me because I didn't say 'hippotamus' right – I called it a 'nippotamus,' and he made me say 'hi-hi-hip,' and that's got me into the way of saying it to everything, like calling a negg, a hegg."

    The Adventures of Herr Baby

  • Other mammals include forest elephant Loxodonta africana cyclotis (EN), estimated at 3,250 individuals in 1989, now reduced for their meat and ivory from 350 to 2 families, hippotamus Hippopotamus amphibious, forest buffalo Syncerus caffer nanus, leopard Panthera pardus, forest hog Hylochoerus meinertzhageni, bongo Tragelaphus euryceros and seven species of duiker, all taken for food.

    Kahuzi-Biéga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Another report noted total destruction of the Park's hippotamus population and decimation of buffalo and antelopes.

    Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Christmas shoes the abolute worst just below the hippotamus song Another ass kickin should be administered to that crazy minx brotonDecember 21st, 2005

    Lean Left » Blog Archive » The Worst Christmas Songs Ever

  • The ends are placed on to chairs, the water put in, and you get in and hippotamus and take a complete bath from Dan to Beersheba in a tea cup full of water.

    Peck's Compendium of Fun

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  • Put this animal back in the river Po right now!

    September 7, 2009

  • Misspelling of hippopotamus.

    December 4, 2008