Origin of giraffeFrench ; from Italian giraffa ; from Arabic zar?fa
nounpl. gi·raffes or giraffe
Origin of giraffeFrench girafe, from Italian giraffa, from Arabic dialectal zirafa, probably of African origin.
Giraffa camelopardalis subsp. reticulata
- A ruminant, of the genus Giraffa, of the African savannah with long legs and highly elongated neck, which make it the tallest living animal; yellow fur patterned with dark spots, often in the form of a network; and two or more short, skin-covered horns.
- (Cockney rhyming slang) A laugh.
- Are you having a giraffe?!