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[mang-guh-bey] /ˈmæŋ gəˌbeɪ/
noun, plural mangabeys.
any of several slender, long-tailed monkeys of the genus Cercocebus, inhabiting forests of Africa: some species are endangered.
Origin of mangabey
1765-75; after Mangabey, a region in Madagascar Unabridged
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Examples from the web for mangabey
  • It has a proven monkey reservoir or home base: the sooty mangabey.
  • Everyone talks about the weather, but gray-cheeked mangabey monkeys actually do something about it, according to new research.
  • Colobus and mangabey monkeys eat mostly tropical fruit.
British Dictionary definitions for mangabey


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
C18: after the name of a region in Madagascar
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