ape-man

[ eyp-man ]
/ ˈeɪpˌmæn /

noun, plural ape-men.

a hypothetical primate representing a transitional form between true humans and the anthropoid apes, considered by some as constituting the genus Australopithecus.
a human assumed to have been reared by apes.

Origin of ape-man

First recorded in 1875–80
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