aye-aye

noun
\ ˈī-ˌī How to pronounce aye-aye (audio) \

Definition of aye-aye

: a small primitive nocturnal forest-dwelling primate (Daubentonia madagascariensis) of northern Madagascar that has a round head, large eyes and ears, and long thin fingers

First Known Use of aye-aye

1781, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aye-aye

French, from Malagasy aiay

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“Aye-aye.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aye-aye. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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