Origin of chimp
First recorded in 1875–80; by shortening
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Examples from the Web for chimp
In 2009, I was attacked and mauled by my boss' chimp, Travis.The $10 Billion Pet Cheetah and Chimp Industry
July 20, 2014
Who knew that a chimp could get in the middle of a human love triangle?The True-ish Story of the Lovable Pot-Smoking Chimp
January 21, 2011
A documentary film based on her recent book, Nim Chimpsky: The Chimp Who Would Be Human , will be released next year.Dog Books: Loving Dogs and Michael Vick’s Crimes Reviewed
November 10, 2010
Bubbles the chimp won't be at Michael Jackson's funeral Tuesday.
And here he was holding a chimp, like a giant question mark.
Remember reading about that chimp that does finger painting?
If not a chimp he had hoped for a parrot or at least a canary.
Chimp was not his name: his name was Alexander Joseph Chemmle.
Chimp and the Captain stared at each other for a moment, and then—'What!'
Crouched down low like a chimp, ready to grab, ready to swing.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town
- informal short for chimpanzee