[ jok-oh ]

noun,plural jock·os.
  1. a chimpanzee.

  2. 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

Words Nearby jocko

Other definitions for Jocko (2 of 2)

[ jok-oh ]

  1. a male given name, form of Jock. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use jocko in a sentence

  • WE shall present the Orang-outang and the jocko together, because they, possibly, belong to the same species.

    Buffon's Natural History. Volume IX (of 10) | Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
  • jocko used to put a poultice on my wounds and give me candy.

    The Salamander | Owen Johnson
  • Then I used to run to jocko—that was the funny old clown's name.

    The Salamander | Owen Johnson
  • There was Petri, now,—he made loads of money off of Juiceharpie and jocko, but he was mean as dirt to both of them.

    The Lilac Lady | Ruth Alberta Brown
  • When the music stopped jocko scrambled up to the window and politely presented a cup to the trees.

    The Goody-Naughty Book | Sarah Cory Rippey

British Dictionary definitions for jocko


/ (ˈdʒɒkəʊ) /

nounplural -os
  1. a W African name for chimpanzee

Origin of jocko

C19: from French, based on Bantu ngeko

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