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[hip-oh] /ˈhɪp oʊ/

noun, plural hippos. Informal.
[hip-oh] /ˈhɪp oʊ/
a combining form appearing in loanwords from Greek, where it meant “horse” (hippodrome); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (hippology).
noun (informal) (pl) -pos
short for hippopotamus
(South African) an armoured police car

short for hippopotamus, attested from 1872.

before vowels, hipp-, word-forming element meaning “horse,” from Greek hippo-, from hippos “horse,” from PIE *ekwo- (see equine).


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