[ suh-fahr-ee ]
/ səˈfɑr i /

noun, plural sa·fa·ris.

a journey or expedition, for hunting, exploration, or investigation, especially in eastern Africa.
the hunters, guides, vehicles, equipment, etc., forming such an expedition.
any long or adventurous journey or expedition.

verb (used without object), sa·fa·ried, sa·fa·ri·ing.

to go on a safari.


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Origin of safari

1885–90; < Swahili < Arabic safar journey Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for safari

/ (səˈfɑːrɪ) /

noun plural -ris

an overland journey or hunting expedition, esp in Africa
any recreational journey or expedition
the people, animals, etc, that go on the expedition

Word Origin for safari

C19: from Swahili: journey, from Arabic safarīya, from safara to travel
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