rogue elephant

rogue elephant
noun Date: 1859 1. a vicious elephant that separates from the herd and roams alone 2. one whose behavior resembles that of a rogue elephant in being aberrant or independent

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  • rogue elephant — noun a wild and vicious elephant separated from the herd • Hypernyms: ↑elephant * * * noun : a vicious elephant that separates from the herd and roams alone * * * a vicious elephant that has been exiled from the herd. [1855 60] * * * rogue… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rogue elephant — rogue′ el′ephant n. anb a vicious elephant that roams alone …   From formal English to slang

  • rogue elephant — a vicious elephant that has been exiled from the herd. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • rogue elephant — noun a) A solitary, old, male elephant that has become dangerously and unpredictably violent b) Someone or something that is large, dangerous, and unpredictable …   Wiktionary

  • Rogue elephant of Aberdare Forest — The rogue elephant of Aberdare Forest was a bull African Bush Elephant which terrorized several villages in the vicinity of the Aberdare Range in British East Africa in the early 20th century, destroying crops and killing at least one person. The …   Wikipedia

  • Rogue — may refer to:In sociology: * Rogue (vagrant)In jargon: * Volunteer (botany), a plant that is of a different type from the rest of the crop * Rogue elephant, in zoology * Rogue planet, in astronomy * Rogue software, in computer security * Rogue… …   Wikipedia

  • Elephant — Taxobox name = Elephant image width = 250px image caption = An African Bush Elephant near the border of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania. regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata subphylum = Vertebrata classis = Mammalia ordo …   Wikipedia

  • rogue — /roʊg / (say rohg) noun 1. a dishonest person. 2. a playfully mischievous person; rascal; scamp. 3. a vagrant or vagabond. 4. an animal, especially an elephant, which is dangerously unpredictable, and tends to live apart from its group. 5.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • rogue — /rohg/, n., v., rogued, roguing, adj. n. 1. a dishonest, knavish person; scoundrel. 2. a playfully mischievous person; scamp: The youngest boys are little rogues. 3. a tramp or vagabond. 4. a rogue elephant or other animal of similar disposition …   Universalium

  • rogue — noun 1》 a dishonest or unprincipled man.     ↘a mischievous but likeable person. 2》 [usu. as modifier] an elephant or other large wild animal with destructive tendencies driven away or living apart from the herd: a rogue elephant.     ↘a person… …   English new terms dictionary

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