mangabey

noun
man·​ga·​bey | \ˈmaŋ-gə-(ˌ)bē \
plural mangabeys

Definition of mangabey 

: any of a genus (Cercocebus) of slender long-tailed African monkeys

First Known Use of mangabey

1774, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mangabey

French, from Mangabe, town in eastern Madagascar

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about mangabey

Statistics for mangabey

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for mangabey

The first known use of mangabey was in 1774

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on mangabey

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about mangabey

Comments on mangabey

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

WORD OF THE DAY

to make faulty or ineffective

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

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!