jocko

[ jok-oh ]
/ ˈdʒɒk oʊ /
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noun, plural jock·os.

a chimpanzee.
any monkey.

Nearby words

  1. jockey box,
  2. jockey cap,
  3. jockey club,
  4. jockey for position,
  5. jockey shorts,
  6. jockstrap,
  7. jockteleg,
  8. jocose,
  9. jocosely,
  10. jocosity

Origin of jocko

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

Jocko

[ jok-oh ]
/ ˈdʒɒk oʊ /

noun

a male given name, form of Jock.
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British Dictionary definitions for jocko

jocko

/ (ˈdʒɒkəʊ) /

noun plural -os

a W African name for chimpanzee

Word Origin for jocko

C19: from French, based on Bantu ngeko

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