dik-dik

noun
\ ˈdik-ˌdik How to pronounce dik-dik (audio) \
plural dik-diks or dik-dik

Definition of 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 of dik-dik

1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dik-dik

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“Dik-dik.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dik-dik. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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