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noun, plural ko·kos.
  1. lebbek(def 2).
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Origin of koko

First recorded in 1860–65; variant of kokko, of uncertain origin


  1. born 1971, female gorilla, born in California: trained to communicate with humans by means of a sign language.
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  • The best of her memories was her love for the little cadet Koko.

  • That can surrounded the finest brand of Koko Korn syrup, extra rich.

    From the Car Behind

    Eleanor M. Ingram

  • While I was with him, a few weeks ago, he killed two koko bucks.

    Stanley in Africa

    James P. Boyd

  • But afterwards, when she saw her father and especially little Koko (Nicholas), her resolve weakened.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

  • Passing through Bunde Valley to-day, I saw a herd of nine or ten koko—a huge deer as big as a donkey, with longer legs.

    Stanley in Africa

    James P. Boyd