- 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
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Historical Examples of apeman
It was not the voice of an apeman, or an apewoman, but held a human quality.
The blow was deflected by the upraised arm of the apeman and fell on his shoulder.
You understand that no matter what the Apeman does, you must not try to slay him?
Apeman would not know this: would not realize his limitations.
Apeman would be a child in the hands of his brethren, who could not know him.
- any of various extinct apelike primates thought to have been the forerunners, or closely related to the forerunners, of modern man