chacma

[chak-muh]
See more synonyms for chacma on Thesaurus.com

Origin of chacma

1825–35; (< D) < Khoikhoi, first recorded as chöachamma (1691)
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for chacma

monkey, chacma, mandrill

Examples from the Web for chacma

Historical Examples of chacma


British Dictionary definitions for chacma

chacma

noun
  1. a baboon, Papio (or Chaeropithecus) ursinus, having coarse greyish hair and occurring in southern and eastern Africa

Word Origin for chacma

C19: from Khoikhoi
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012