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noun, plural sas·sa·bies.
  1. a large, blackish-red South African antelope, Damaliscus lunatus, having curved horns.
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Origin of sassaby

1810–20; said to be < Tswana
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Historical Examples of sassaby

  • At length, pushing on ahead, we saw before us a small antelope called a sassaby.

    My First Voyage to Southern Seas

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • We have a grand supper to-night,” said Alexander; “what shall I help you to—harte-beest, sassaby, or rhinoceros?

    The Mission; or Scenes in Africa

    Captain Frederick Marryat

British Dictionary definitions for sassaby


noun plural -bies
  1. an African antelope, Damaliscus lunatus, of grasslands and semideserts, having angular curved horns and an elongated muzzle: thought to be the swiftest hoofed mammal
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Word Origin for sassaby

C19: from Bantu tshêsêbê
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