- pertaining to or resembling an elephant.
- huge, ponderous, or clumsy: elephantine movements; elephantine humor.
- denoting, relating to, or characteristic of an elephant or elephants
- huge, clumsy, or ponderous
1620s, “huge,” from Latin elephantinus “pertaining to the elephant,” from elephantus (see elephant). Meaning “pertaining to elephants” is from 1670s.