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

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Researchers at North Carolina State University looked at what kinds of microbes were found in the sleeping areas of both humans and chimps. Scott Berson, miamiherald, "Think your bed is clean? It's a pigsty compared to a chimpanzee's, study says | Miami Herald," 16 May 2018 This could be a major issue, given the small numbers of chimps involved. Cathleen O'grady, Ars Technica, "Chimps have different cultural norms about friendliness, too," 9 Nov. 2018 At least with a chimp, there would be somebody to eat the bugs out of Rudy Giuliani's hair. Fox News, "Darrell Issa reacts to release of Carter Page FISA documents; Judge Jeanine addresses 'The View': I'd like to move on," 22 July 2018 As this story suggests, there can be a striking similarity between works of abstract expressionism and paintings by children—or even by chimps, monkeys and elephants. Ellen Winner, WSJ, "Could Your Child Really Paint That?," 19 Oct. 2018 The couple who maintain the zoo of thirteen dogs and two old chimps. Smith Henderson, Popular Mechanics, "Olympia," 20 Nov. 2017 And in 2016, Azalea the chimp at Pyongyang, North Korea’s Central Zoo gained notoriety for her ability to both light a cigarette and smoke it. Kelli Bender,, "Video Showing Zoo Guests Throwing Lit Cigarettes at Chimp Addicted to Smoking Causes Outrage," 7 June 2018 Human anatomy devotes more space in the skull to the brain than a chimp’s does. Brian Resnick, Vox, "What humpback whales can teach us about alien languages," 6 Dec. 2018 Setchell points out how much social variability exists just within the great apes: gorilla groups are often based around just one male; male chimps form coalitions; and orangutans are solitary. Cathleen O'grady, Ars Technica, "Gorillas that are great with kids are also luckier in love," 18 Oct. 2018

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1877, in the meaning defined above

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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