\ ˈchimp How to pronounce chimp (audio) , sometimes ˈshimp \

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Recent Examples on the Web The chimp had recently suffered a stroke and died from heart failure, his owner Tonia Haddix claimed, submitting a declaration and court documents to a Missouri judge that detailed how the animal’s body was burned in a fire pit. Cheyenne Roundtree, Rolling Stone, 4 June 2022 This includes a land buyback program to create a buffer zone between the chimp’s habitat and the adjacent villages, a women-run coffee cooperative, a wetlands restoration project, and the construction of a community center in a local village. Christine Chitnis, ELLE, 24 May 2022 The super-intelligent chimp is Reginald Hargreeve's closest assistant. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 19 May 2022 Our picture of the monopolist alpha-male chimp might also have changed if a wider set of observations had colored it. Rebecca Giggs, The Atlantic, 6 May 2022 De Waal collects anecdotes of female-chimp self-adornment—grass blades tucked inside an ear and crushed fruit smeared over the upper body. Rebecca Giggs, The Atlantic, 6 May 2022 The Nonhuman Rights Project filed cases in December 2013 in favor of the release of former entertainment chimp Tommy and three other New York chimps, noting a growing body of research showing similarities between chimps and humans. The Editors, Outside Online, 5 Dec. 2014 And there was Shauri-ya Mangu, a baby chimp who roamed freely in her house. Steve Marble, Los Angeles Times, 26 Jan. 2022 Mascaro watched as a female chimp named Suzee tended to her adolescent son, Sia, who had a wounded foot. Corryn Wetzel, Smithsonian Magazine, 8 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of chimp

1877, in the meaning defined above

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9 Jun 2022

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“Chimp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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