noun, plural safaris.
a journey or expedition, for hunting, exploration, or investigation, especially in eastern Africa.
the hunters, guides, vehicles, equipment, etc., forming such an expedition.
any long or adventurous journey or expedition.
verb (used without object), safaried, safariing.
to go on a safari.

1885–90; < Swahili < Arabic safar journey Unabridged
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safari (səˈfɑːrɪ)
n , pl -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
[C19: from Swahili: journey, from Arabic safarīya, from safara to travel]

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Word Origin & History

1890 (attested from 1860 as a foreign word), from Swahili, lit. "journey, expedition," from Arabic, lit. "referring to a journey," from safar "journey" (which is attested in Eng. as a foreign word from 1858).
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Computing Dictionary

SAFARI definition

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Example sentences
He turned pea coats and safari jackets from utilitarian apparel into recurring
  expressions of style.
He wore an open-necked shirt beneath a modified safari jacket.
Safari lodges are mostly closed, and package tourism on the coast is ruined for
  the rest of the year.
The same reasoning did not seem to apply to luxury safari camps, complete with
  showers and swimming pools, in the area.
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