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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Examples of dik-dik in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From 10-pound dik-dik to 1,800-pound Lord Derby eland, no African game was out of reach. Ron Spomer, Outdoor Life, 5 July 2023 The Matrix actor then doubled the number of dogs in his lap during Double Puppardy by correctly identifying a dik-dik as a species of antelope. Emlyn Travis,, 18 Mar. 2023

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origin unknown

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 24 Jul. 2024.

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