Main Entry: van·i·mal
Etymology: A combination of: vanity, from the Middle English vanite, from the Anglo-French vanité, from Latin vanitat- vanitas quality of being empty or vain, from vanus empty, vain; and animal, from the Latin animale, neuter of animalis animate, from anima soul
1) A vain animal, as in the human vanimal. A portmanteu of vanity and animal;
2) A vehicle, or the driver of a vehicle, possessing a vanity license plate referencing any type of animal.