Definition of hippo in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhipō/

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.

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Syllabification: hip·po

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