Other definitions for Hippo (2 of 3)
Other definitions for hippo- (3 of 3)
a combining form appearing in loanwords from Greek, where it meant “horse” (hippodrome); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (hippology).
- Also especially before a vowel, hipp-.
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How to use hippo in a sentence
Lost on the TechCrunch editing floor from late yesterday is a post we wrote noting the sharp declines in the value of insurtech stocks ahead of the impending public debut of hippo, another neo-insurance company.The technology selloff is getting to be somewhat material | Alex Wilhelm | March 5, 2021 | TechCrunch
Justin Thomas could play with a hippo as his partner and not draw that many eyeballs.Golf faces a future without its irreplaceable face | Barry Svrluga | February 25, 2021 | Washington Post
Gift shops in nearby Puerto Triunfo sell hippo keychains and T-shirts.Invasion of the hippos: Colombia is running out of time to tackle Pablo Escobar’s wildest legacy | Sarah Kaplan | January 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Now a study forecasts that the invasive hippo population will swell to almost 1,500 individuals by 2040.Invasion of the hippos: Colombia is running out of time to tackle Pablo Escobar’s wildest legacy | Sarah Kaplan | January 11, 2021 | Washington Post
By mimicking some of the behaviors of long-extinct animals like the region’s giant llama, hippos might actually be productive members of Colombian society.
I'd never heard of a hippo attacking repeatedly like this, but he clearly wanted me dead.
I swam towards Evans, but the hippo struck again, dragging me back under the surface.
I called her “hippo Girl,” and as I berated her I felt negative attention shift from me to her.My Strange Passage From Suspected School Shooter to Prom Queen | Gina Tron | January 28, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
A moment on the noise: the vuvuzela can only be described as a large animal — like a cow or a hippo — in labor.
From time to time the slave-drivers would jog them along with a few lashes from a four-cornered "hippo" hide kiboko, or whip.In Africa | John T. McCutcheon
This city is named from the ancient hippo, out of whose ruins, a mile to the southward, it was largely built.
At a villa outside hippo, St. Augustine passed three years in the company of eleven pious men.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Carlisle | C. King Eley
Later, Harrisson proposed to accompany me as far as the hippo depot, bringing the dogs and providing a supporting party.The Home of the Blizzard | Douglas Mawson
Here a depot of provisions and spare gear was made, sufficient to take us back to the hippo.The Home of the Blizzard | Douglas Mawson
British Dictionary definitions for hippo
short for hippopotamus
Southern African an armoured police car
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