[ eyp-man ]
/ ˈeɪpˌmæn /
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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.
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How to use ape-man in a sentence
The apeman, or Pithecanthropus, which he had in 1885 described and named, was in 1894 discovered by Dubois in Java.Major Prophets of To-Day|Edwin E. Slosson
His bellowing attempt at speech had sent Ellen closer into the arms of Bentley's other self—henceforth to be known as Apeman.
She patted the shoulder of Apeman and stepped away, toward a chair which Barter thrust toward her.
Bentley looked at the girl, but her eyes were fixed—alight with love which was still filled with questioning—on Apeman.
Then Apeman charged, bellowing a shrill crescendo that was half human, half simian.
British Dictionary definitions for ape-man
/ (ˈeɪpˌmæn) /
noun plural -men
any of various extinct apelike primates thought to have been the forerunners, or closely related to the forerunners, of modern man
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