giraffish

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Etymology[edit]

giraffe +‎ -ish

Adjective[edit]

giraffish (comparative more giraffish, superlative most giraffish)

  1. Resembling or characteristic of a giraffe, especially in being unusually tall.
    • 1984, Allen Ginsberg, Lewis Hyde, On the Poetry of Allen Ginsberg, page 127:
      So he looked kind of giraffish.
    • 2002, Jeffrey Meyers, D.H. Lawrence: A Biography (page 160)
      Sitwell portrayed her giraffish stature and prominent features: “Of impressive height—a height that was over life-size for a woman, so that without looking a giantess she might yet seem an animated public monument []

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