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1ape

noun \ˈāp\

: a type of animal (such as a chimpanzee or gorilla) that is closely related to monkeys and humans and that is covered in hair and has no tail or a very short tail

: a large and stupid or rude person

Full Definition of APE

1
a :  monkey; especially :  one of the larger tailless or short-tailed Old World forms
b :  any of various large tailless semierect primates of Africa and southeastern Asia (as the chimpanzee, gorilla, orangutan, or gibbon) —called also anthropoid, anthropoid ape — compare great ape
2
a :  mimic
b :  a large uncouth person
ape·like \ˈāp-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of APE

  1. Her boyfriend's some big ape she met at a party.

Origin of APE

Middle English, from Old English apa; akin to Old High German affo ape
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Mammals Terms

dormouse, dugong, gibbon, grimalkin, sable, stoat, ungulate, vole

2ape

verb

: to copy or imitate (something or someone)

apedap·ing

Full Definition of APE

transitive verb
:  to copy closely but often clumsily and ineptly
ap·er noun

Examples of APE

  1. She apes the speech and manners of the rich.
  2. <was caught aping the substitute teacher's thick accent>

First Known Use of APE

1632

3ape

adjective

Definition of APE

:  crazy, wild —usually used in the phrase go ape

First Known Use of APE

1955

ape

noun \ˈāp\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of APE

1
:  monkey; especially :  one of the larger tailless or short-tailed Old World forms
2
:  any of the large tailless semierect primates (as the chimpanzee, gorilla, orangutan, or gibbon) that comprise two primate families (Pongidae and Hylobatidae)—called also anthropoid, anthropoid ape

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