Definition of aardvark
- a nocturnal badger-sized burrowing mammal of Africa, with long ears, a tubular snout, and a long extensible tongue, feeding on ants and termites. Also called antbear.
- Orycteropus afer, the only member of the family Orycteropidae and order Tubulidentata
late 18th century: from South African Dutch, from aarde 'earth' + vark 'pig'