noun, plural jock·os.

a chimpanzee.
any monkey.

Origin of jocko

1840–50; < French, Buffon's shortening of enjocko (taking en- as an article) < a word in Mpongwe, Bantu language of Gabon




a male given name, form of Jock. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for jocko

Historical Examples of jocko

  • Jocko liked to leap from tree to tree, and run about over miles of woodland.

  • So at last Jocko had a good time, and forgot about the woods.

  • Jocko and I were lost in the fog, and we didn't get at all near Connolly's.


    Rosa Mulholland

  • There's a story in our reader about Jocko, and I happened to think of it.

    The Lilac Lady

    Ruth Alberta Brown

  • Jocko is affectionate now, but there will be something doing in a few minutes.

    Side Show Studies

    Francis Metcalfe

British Dictionary definitions for jocko


noun plural -os

a W African name for chimpanzee

Word Origin for jocko

C19: from French, based on Bantu ngeko
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