See also: rhino-


Etymology 1Edit

Clipping of rhinoceros.



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!’
    • 1961 October, “Talking of Trains: B.R. exile at work?”, in Trains Illustrated, page 586:
      This cutting from an East African newspaper caught our eye last month:
      "The up mail train from Mombasa was held up for an hour at Kibwezi by an angry rhino on Monday night. The locomotive had collided with the rhino as it tried to cross the track. For some time the animal lay stunned between the rails but when it regained consciousness it was very irate. The engine driver, Mr. Mackenzie of Nairobi, tried unsuccessfully to frighten the rhino off the track but it refused to move. Eventually, it ran off into the bush and the train was able to proceed to Nairobi, where it arrived 28 minutes late."

Etymology 2Edit


Alternative formsEdit


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



Clipping of rhinocéros.



rhino m (plural rhinos)

  1. (informal) rhino