noun, plural sa·fa·ris.

  1. a journey or expedition, for hunting, exploration, or investigation, especially in eastern Africa.
  2. the hunters, guides, vehicles, equipment, etc., forming such an expedition.
  3. any long or adventurous journey or expedition.

verb (used without object), sa·fa·ried, sa·fa·ri·ing.

  1. to go on a safari.

noun plural -ris

  1. an overland journey or hunting expedition, esp in Africa
  2. any recreational journey or expedition
  3. the people, animals, etc, that go on the expedition

n.1890 (attested from 1860 as a foreign word), from Swahili, literally “journey, expedition,” from Arabic, literally “referring to a journey,” from safar “journey” (which itself is attested in English as a foreign word from 1858). Used from 1920s of various articles of clothing suitable for safaris.

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