ua·​ka·​ri wä-ˈkä-rē How to pronounce uakari (audio)
plural uakaris
: either of two short-tailed mostly naked-faced South American monkeys (Cacajao melanocephalus and C. calvus)

Word History


from an unidentified language of western Brazilian Amazonia

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uakari was in 1863

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“Uakari.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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