[ mang-guh-bey ]
/ ˈmæŋ gəˌbeɪ /

noun, plural man·ga·beys.

any of several slender, long-tailed monkeys of the genus Cercocebus, inhabiting forests of Africa: some species are endangered.

Origin of mangabey

First recorded in 1765–75; after Mangabey, a region in Madagascar Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for mangabey

/ (ˈmæŋɡəˌbeɪ) /


any of several large agile arboreal Old World monkeys of the genus Cercocebus, of central Africa, having long limbs and tail and white upper eyelids

Word Origin for mangabey

C18: after the name of a region in Madagascar
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