IPA: zˈibrʌ


  • Any of three species of subgenus Hippotigris: E. grevyi, E. quagga, or E. zebra, all with black and white stripes and native to Africa.
  • (sports, slang) A referee.
  • (medicine, slang) An unlikely diagnosis, especially for symptoms probably caused by a common ailment. (Originates in the advice often given to medical students: "when you hear hoofbeats, think of horses, not zebras".)
  • (medicine, by extension) Someone who has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome or hypermobility spectrum disorder
  • (vulgar, derogatory, slang, ethnic slur) A biracial person, specifically one born to a Sub-Saharan African person and a white person.
  • (informal) A fish, the zebra cichlid.
  • Any of various papilionid butterflies of the subgenus Paranticopsis of the genus Graphium, having black and white markings.
  • A zebra crossing.
  • (World War II era, joint US/RAF) radiotelephony clear-code word for the letter Z.

Examples of "zebra" in Sentences

  • But the lion doesn't rape the zebra.
  • The zebra is being chased by a lion.
  • But the lion does not rape the zebra.
  • The lion attacks the zebra, and kills it.
  • Do all zebras have the same stripe pattern
  • However stripes do help the zebra hide in the herd.
  • However, stripes do help the zebra hide in the herd.
  • The Zony is the result of crossbreeding a pony to a zebra.
  • Examples of such animals are zebras, elephants, and wildebeest.
  • Again the Japanese keeps the zebra, and the Norwegian drinks water.

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