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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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  • No one had called him "jocko" since that day—weeks before—when he had run away from his master, the organ-grinder, in the village.

    The Tale of Major Monkey Arthur Scott Bailey
  • jocko is affectionate now, but there will be something doing in a few minutes.

    Side Show Studies Francis Metcalfe
  • Truly, every man's hand was raised against jocko, and in the spirit of Ishmael he entered on his crowning exploit.

  • jocko liked to leap from tree to tree, and run about over miles of woodland.

  • jocko wrinkled up his eyelids and teased and whined, sending out a brisk paw to snatch the bag if possible.

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

  • There was Petri, now,—he made loads of money off of Juiceharpie and jocko, but he was mean as dirt to both of them.

    The Lilac Lady Ruth Alberta Brown
  • jocko and Jim sat on the scuttle-stairs and mourned; times were out of joint with them.

  • jocko was hardly more than a baby monkey, but he was so full of mischief that he often made his mother very sad.

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

British Dictionary definitions for jocko


noun (pl) -os
a W African name for chimpanzee
Word Origin
C19: from French, based on Bantu ngeko
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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