rhino

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Clipping of rhinoceros

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rhino (plural rhinos)

  1. (colloquial) A rhinoceros.
    • 1932, Delos W. Lovelace, King Kong, published 1965, page 24:
      ‘We were getting a grand shot of a charging rhino when the cameraman got scared and bolted. The fathead!’
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Etymology 2[edit]

Unknown.

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Noun[edit]

rhino (uncountable)

  1. (slang, archaic) money
    • 1835, Frederick Marryat, The Pacha of Many Tales
      There I fell in with Betsy, and as she proved a regular out and outer, I spliced her, and a famous wedding we had of it, as long as the rhino lasted.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses Episode 12, The Cyclops
      --Here you are, says Alf, chucking out the rhino. Talking about hanging, I'll show you something you never saw

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rhino m (plural rhinos)

  1. rhino