[ hyoo-muhn-zee or, often, yoo‐ ]
/ ˌhyu mənˈzi or, often, ˌyu‐ /


a hypothetical hybrid of human and chimpanzee: attempts at such hybridization have been substantiated, but no actual specimens have been verified.

Origin of humanzee

Coined by Gordon Gallup (born 1941), U.S. evolutionary biologist about 1975; blend of human and chimpanzee
Also called chuman, manpanzee. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019