PRONUNCIATION: (del-fi-NES-tree-uhn)

MEANING: noun: A dolphin rider.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin delphinus (dolphin), on the pattern of equestrian. Earliest documented use: 1820.

NOTES: If you ever get the urge to ride a dolphin, please leave them alone. Find yourself an inflatable one instead. In general, if you find yourself wanting to do things to any sentient being without their permission, find yourself an inflatable one. Also see, wooden horse.

DOLPHINESTRIAN - someone raised in a dolphin home

DELPHIC-NESTRIAN - someone raised by an Oracle

DELPHIN-ESTRIAL - pertaining to hormones from a lowering plant of the family Ranunculaceae