plural dik-diks or dik-dik
: any of a genus (Madoqua) of small antelopes of eastern and southern Africa having an elongated snout

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First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dik-dik was in 1883

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“Dik-dik.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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