gerbil

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English[edit]

A gerbil.

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Etymology[edit]

French gerbille, from Latin gerbo, from Arabic يربوع (yarbūʕ, jerboa).

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Noun[edit]

gerbil (plural gerbils)

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  1. One of several species of small, jumping, murine rodents, of the genus Gerbillus. In their leaping powers they resemble the jerboa. They inhabit Africa, India, and Southern Europe.

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Verb[edit]

gerbil (third-person singular simple present gerbils, present participle gerbilling or gerbiling, simple past and past participle gerbilled or gerbiled)

  1. To rotate inside a monowheel or similar apparatus due to sudden acceleration or braking.
  2. (slang) To insert a small animal into the rectum of a person.

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