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Harambe

Meaning Gorilla killed by Cincinatti Zoo officials
Definition

Harambe is a gorilla from the Cincinnati Zoo that was shot and killed by zoo officials after he had grabbed and dragged a three-year-old boy who fell into his enclosure. The term is commonly known as a meme and is also invoked as a trolling tactic.

There were a lot of activists that criticized the necessity of the shooting in the weeks and months following the incident on May 28, 2016. The term grew in popularity as a way to not let people forget about Harambe. However, while some of the usage is done with sincerity, most of the time people use it to be funny.

Example
"I think I'm gonna pick the chicken over the steak."
"Good choice, Harambe would have wanted that."
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Updated August 26, 2016

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