Origin of gibbon
Related Words for gibbonshominoid, monkey, human, man, anthropoid, ape, orangutan, gibbon, chimpanzee, gorilla, primate, humanoid, orang, brachiator, cercopithecoid
Examples from the Web for gibbons
Contemporary Examples of gibbons
(Gibbons says “we are unaware of any such activity by the FBI”).The Case of Mel Gibson’s Ex
Allison Hope Weiner
July 30, 2012
Surely Gibbons and Krolicki have already gamed this scenario.
The odds in Las Vegas should be on Gibbons appointing Gibbons.
Although his money has dried up and his poll numbers are in a tailspin, Gibbons insists he is running for reelection next year.
If by some miracle Gibbons beats Sandoval, he will face the rising star of the Democrats, Rory Reid, son of Harry Reid.
Historical Examples of gibbons
He might have served Cibber or Gibbons as a model for a statue of impotent rage.Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
There are more Johnsons, happily, in this matter, than Gibbons.Oxford
If there be any monograph Life of Gibbons, it can scarcely fail to be found there.
He—oh, good-night, Gibbons—he's been all over the globe, so Notya tells us.Moor Fires
E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
"Of it he was a burning and a shining light," said Archbishop Gibbons.
Word Origin for gibbon
1770, from French gibbon (18c.), supposedly from a word in the French colonies of India but not found in any language there. Brought to Europe by Marquis Joseph-François Dupleix (1697-1763), French governor general in India 1742-54. The surname is Old French Giboin, from Frankish *Geba-win "gift-friend," or in some cases a diminutive of Gibb, itself a familiar form of Gilbert.