Meaning of hippopotamian in English:

hippopotamian

Pronunciation /ˌhɪpəpəˈteɪmɪən/

adjective

  • 1rare Of, belonging to, or of the nature of a hippopotamus.

  • 2Resembling or reminiscent of a hippopotamus; especially very large or heavy; unwieldy, awkward, clumsy.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Household Words. From hippopotamus + -ian.