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apery

[ey-puh-ree]
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noun, plural ap·er·ies.
  1. apish behavior; mimicry.
  2. a silly trick.
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Origin of apery

First recorded in 1610–20; ape + -ery
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Historical Examples

  • This spirit of imitation, sir, this spirit of mimicry and apery will be the ruin of our country.

    Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16)

    Thomas Hart Benton


British Dictionary definitions for apery

apery

noun plural -eries
  1. imitative behaviour; mimicry
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