Share this entry

hippo Syllabification: hip·po
Pronunciation: /ˈhipō/

Definition of hippo in English:

noun (plural same or hippos)

Informal term for hippopotamus.
Example sentences
  • Leopards, cheetahs, elephants, hippos and polar bears are being killed in unprecedented numbers.
  • Like elephants, hippos and bushpigs, porcupines are nocturnal crop raiders.
  • The themed area, which spans ten acres, is home to the zoo's most recent arrivals - three hippos, two white rhinos and three giraffes.

Definition of hippo in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources