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Definitions for aardvarkˈɑrdˌvɑrk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aardvark, ant bear, anteater, Orycteropus afer(noun)

    nocturnal burrowing mammal of the grasslands of Africa that feeds on termites; sole extant representative of the order Tubulidentata


  1. aardvark(Noun)

    The mammal Orycteropus afer, of the order Tubulidentata, somewhat resembling a pig, common in some parts of sub-Saharan Africa.

    The aardvark burrows in the ground and feeds mostly on termites, which it catches with its long, slimy tongue.

  2. aardvark(Noun)

    A silly or credulous person who is prone to mistakes or blunders.

    I walked into the wrong bathroom like a total aardvark.

  3. Origin: From South African aardvarken ( > Afrikaans erdvark), from aarde + varken. Early European colonists in South Africa noticed that the animal was similar to a pig, while "aarde" hints at the animal's habit of burrowing.


  1. Aardvark

    The aardvark is a medium-sized, burrowing, nocturnal mammal native to Africa. It is the only living species of the order Tubulidentata, although other prehistoric species and genera of Tubulidentata are known.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Aardvark

    ard′vark, n. the ground-hog of South Africa. [Dut. aarde, earth; vark, found only in dim. varken, a pig.]


  1. Aardvark

    Aardvark (formerly Mechanical Zoo) is a social search engine, founded by a group of former Google employees. Aardvark that lets users ask questions that are distributed to the social graph for a quick and high quality answers. It launched into private beta in 2008.Aardvark is a way to get quick, quality answers to questions from your extended social network. You can ask questions via an instant message buddy or email. The questions are then farmed out to your contacts (and their contacts) based on what they say they have knowledge of. If you ask taste related questions about music, books, movies, restaurants, etc., they’ll ask people who tend to show similar tastes as you in their profile.Richard Chen has invested in Aardvark


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aardvark in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aardvark in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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