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EtymologyEdit

1920s: from a childish mispronunciation of elephant.

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  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈhɛfəlʌmp/, /ˈhɛfələmp/

NounEdit

Heffalump (plural Heffalumps)

  1. A fictional, elephant-like creature mentioned in the Winnie the Pooh stories by A. A. Milne.
  2. (without capital, informal, humorous) An elephant.
    We went to the zoo and saw some heffalumps.

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