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ape-man

[eyp-man] /ˈeɪpˌmæn/
noun, plural ape-men.
1.
a hypothetical primate representing a transitional form between true humans and the anthropoid apes, considered by some as constituting the genus Australopithecus.
2.
a human assumed to have been reared by apes.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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British Dictionary definitions for apeman

apeman

/ˈeɪpˌmæn/
noun (pl) -men
1.
any of various extinct apelike primates thought to have been the forerunners, or closely related to the forerunners, of modern man
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Word Origin and History for apeman

ape-man

n.

hypothetical "missing link," 1879, in a translation of Haeckel, from ape (n.) + man (n.). Man-ape is attested from 1878. The name Martin Halfape appears in an English roll from 1227.

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