man ape


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

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1864, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of man ape was circa 1864

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Cite this Entry

“Man ape.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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