[ 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.
Origin of safari
1885–90; < Swahili < Arabic safar journey
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British Dictionary definitions for safariing
/ (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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