- a mountain-dwelling bovid, Budorcas taxicolor, native to the eastern Himalayas, China, and northern Burma, that resembles a cross between a goat and a musk ox.
Origin of takin
1840–50; alleged to be < Mishmi (Tibeto-Burman language of a tribal people of Arunachal Pradesh, NE India)
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Examples from the Web for takin
Obama voters, blacks, browns, gays, non-Jesus people...we're takin' over, Bill.The War on Christmas Has Begun
November 30, 2012
We've got another child, and he's takin' care of it till I git back.The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
And, Moike, you'll be takin' home another goose for 'em when you go.
"Sure and I'll not be takin' it, Pat," said the little woman decidedly.
And now the old man is a-marryin' an' takin' home a woman not fit for my Katy to be with.Southern Lights and Shadows
"They'll be takin' him out of a freight car about now," said Curry.Old Man Curry
Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
- a massive bovid mammal, Budorcas taxicolor, of mountainous regions of S Asia, having a shaggy coat, short legs, and horns that point backwards and upwards
C19: from Mishmi
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