noun, plural hip·po·pot·a·mus·es, hip·po·pot·a·mi [hip-uh-pot-uh-mahy] /ˌhɪp əˈpɒt əˌmaɪ/.
Origin of hippopotamus
Related formship·po·po·tam·ic [hip-uh-puh-tam-ik] /ˌhɪp ə pəˈtæm ɪk/, hip·po·po·ta·mi·an [hip-uh-puh-tey-mee-uh n] /ˌhɪp ə pəˈteɪ mi ən/, adjective
Examples from the Web for hippopotamus
I'm not the hippopotamus I think I am when I'm comparing myself to Blake Lively.
The hippopotamus has even been our instructor in one of the operations of medicine.Curious Creatures in Zoology|John Ashton
A hippopotamus was shot two miles above a bank on which the ship lay a fortnight: it floated in three hours.
After all, he says, the frog and the hippopotamus are happy.Gilbert Keith Chesterton|Patrick Braybrooke