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meerkat

[ meer-kat ]
/ ˈmɪər kæt /
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noun
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Origin of meerkat

Dutch: literally, monkey, apparently equivalent to meer (see mere2) + kat cat

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British Dictionary definitions for meerkat

meerkat
/ (ˈmɪəˌkæt) /

noun
any of several South African mongooses, esp Suricata suricatta (slender-tailed meerkat or suricate), which has a lemur-like face and four-toed feet

Word Origin for meerkat

C19: from Dutch: sea-cat
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