Dik-dik meaning

dĭkdĭk
Any of several very small African antelopes of the genus Madoqua.
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Any of several very small antelopes (genus Madoqua) found in E Africa.
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A small antelope of southern and eastern Africa having an elongated snout, a brown or grey/gray coat with a white belly, and an upright tuft on the crown.
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Origin of dik-dik

  • Of East African origin, perhaps imitative of its cry

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Imitative of the sound made by the animal when alarmed.

    From Wiktionary