Origin of chimpanzee
Examples from the Web for chimpanzee
As a friend once told me, “A chimpanzee could have made money in L.A. real estate—and many did.”
The author of Guns, Germs, and Steel is out with an adaptation for young people of The Third Chimpanzee.Jared Diamond Talks About His New Book for Young Readers|William O’Connor|April 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Tell me about your earliest personal interaction with a chimpanzee.
On Wednesday, the collection of pictures by Mikki (pictured above), a chimpanzee, reeled in roughly $75,000 at Sotheby's.
He clung to me like a chimpanzee baby with all four of his weakened limbs.
A fish produces several thousand eggs—while the elephant or the chimpanzee have only a few young who live many years.Socialism and Modern Science (Darwin, Spencer, Marx)|Enrico Ferri
The chimpanzee by nature is more sociable and is fond of human society.Gorillas & Chimpanzees|R. L. Garner
Whether there are or are not more than one species of Chimpanzee, is a matter which has exercised and perplexed naturalists.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia|Frank Evers Beddard
If you called a woman a chimpanzee instead of an angel, wouldn't there be a quarrel about a word?The Ball and The Cross|G.K. Chesterton
The Catarrhini are restricted entirely to the Old World, and include the gorilla, the chimpanzee and orang-utan.
British Dictionary definitions for chimpanzee
Word Origin for chimpanzee
Word Origin and History for chimpanzee
1738, from a Bantu language of Angola (cf. Tshiluba kivili-chimpenze "ape"). Short form chimp first attested 1877.