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A child's term for an elephant.
- ‘Get your Babar toys, get your Dumbos, get your old cereal box Smedleys and Twinkles - we're on a hunt for heffalumps.’
- ‘Tell me about Pooh's Heffalump movie.’
- ‘In fact she is snoring like a big heffalump, and I want to reach out and gently bash her over the head with a wok.’
- ‘The heffalump had been trapped, stuffed and " stitched up ".’
- ‘One mother called herself a " heffalump ", while another described herself as" saggy, baggy and without the energy to do anything about it ".’
- ‘Otherwise there's just Jim, who snores like a heffalump.’
- ‘So watch the heffalump movie, then take the kids to see "Madagascar" because they're going to have a blast.’
- ‘Now if I look like a heffalump underwater, I have no one to blame but myself.’
- ‘Winnie the Pooh movie, the heffalump, Winnie the Pooh and the 100 Acre Wood characters.’
- ‘It is like a heffalump playing the tuba.’
- ‘They believe that the heffalump is going come do some bad things to him.’
- ‘The muscle ache isn't as bad as I thought it would be for a heffalump impersonating an ever-hibernating bear such as I.’
1920s: coined by A. A. Milne in Winnie-the-Pooh.
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