man ape

noun

Definition of man ape

1 : great ape
2 : any of various fossil primates intermediate in characters between humans and the great apes

First Known Use of man ape

circa 1864, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about man ape

Dictionary Entries near man ape

manandonite

mananosay

Manao

man ape

Manasi

Manassas

Manasseh

Statistics for man ape

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for man ape

The first known use of man ape was circa 1864

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on man ape

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with man ape

Comments on man ape

What made you want to look up man ape? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

something valued as if it were money

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time traveler quiz which word came first
  • Which came first?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!