Origin of aardvark
Examples from the Web for aardvark
Ed Markey (D-MA) appeared with Arthur the Aardvark, the star of the PBS show Arthur, to promote funding for public broadcasting.Muppets, Superheroes And The Politicians Who Love Them|Ben Jacobs|May 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
XG Ventures has invested in over 45 companies with fifteen exits, including such companies as Tapulous, Posterous, and Aardvark.
The name ant-eater is also given to the pangolins and to the aardvark.
They got him in the hole like an aardvark, with a bush over the mouth, so you couldn't see it.Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland|Olive Schreiner
Word Origin for aardvark
1833, from Afrikaans Dutch aardvark, literally "earth-pig" (the animal burrows), from aard "earth" (see earth) + vark "pig," cognate with Old High German farah (source of German Ferkel "young pig, sucking pig," a diminutive form), Old English fearh (see farrow).