noun, plural sa·fa·ris.
verb (used without object), sa·fa·ried, sa·fa·ri·ing.
Origin of safari
Related Words for safariingfly, trek, proceed, wend, traverse, roam, wander, ramble, fare, voyage, peregrinate, hop, safari, jet, repair, process, rove, junket, range, tour
noun plural -ris
Word Origin for safari
1890 (attested from 1860 as a foreign word), from Swahili, literally "journey, expedition," from Arabic, literally "referring to a journey," from safar "journey" (which itself is attested in English as a foreign word from 1858). Used from 1920s of various articles of clothing suitable for safaris.