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[jok-oh] /ˈdʒɒk oʊ/
noun, plural jockos.
a chimpanzee.
any monkey.
Origin of jocko
1840-50; < French, Buffon's shortening of enjocko (taking en- as an article) < a word in Mpongwe, Bantu language of Gabon


[jok-oh] /ˈdʒɒk oʊ/
a male given name, form of Jock. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for jocko
Historical Examples
  • jocko liked to leap from tree to tree, and run about over miles of woodland.

  • So at last jocko had a good time, and forgot about the woods.

  • jocko and I were lost in the fog, and we didn't get at all near Connolly's.

    Terry Rosa Mulholland
  • There's a story in our reader about jocko, and I happened to think of it.

    The Lilac Lady Ruth Alberta Brown
  • jocko is affectionate now, but there will be something doing in a few minutes.

    Side Show Studies Francis Metcalfe
  • jocko and Jim sat on the scuttle-stairs and mourned; times were out of joint with them.

  • When the postman's call was heard in the hall, jocko was on hand to receive the mail.

  • A slightly upward curl of jocko's tail testified to his sympathy.

  • He raised his tear-stained face and beheld jocko mounting guard.

  • It was not often that poor, cringing jocko ventured to question him.

    Duffels Edward Eggleston
British Dictionary definitions for jocko


noun (pl) -os
a W African name for chimpanzee
Word Origin
C19: from French, based on Bantu ngeko
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