man ape

noun

Definition of man 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

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“Man ape.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/man%20ape. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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