rogue elephant


Definition of rogue elephant

1 : a vicious elephant that separates from the herd and roams alone
2 : one whose behavior resembles that of a rogue elephant in being aberrant or independent

Examples of rogue elephant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The action is split between a Baptist congregation somewhere in the United States and Nigeria, where a rogue elephant is undergoing intensive therapy, apparently to address its killer impulses and to save it from the gallows. Los Angeles Times, "A 35-year-old virgin finally gets her man, but ‘Miss Lilly’ needs more than that," 11 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of rogue elephant

1835, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Rogue elephant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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