1920s: from a childish mispronunciation of elephant.
Heffalump (plural Heffalumps)
- A fictional, elephant-like creature mentioned in the Winnie the Pooh stories by A. A. Milne.
- (without capital, informal, humorous) An elephant.
- We went to the zoo and saw some heffalumps.
- For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:Heffalump.
fictional elephant-like creature