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Definition of ape:

  1. A dupe.
  2. A quadrumanous mammal, esp. of the family Simiadae, having teeth of the same number and form as in man, and possessing neither a tail nor cheek pouches. The name is applied esp. to species of the genus Hylobates, and is sometimes used as a general term for all Quadrumana. The higher forms, the gorilla, chimpanzee, and ourang, are often called anthropoid apes or man apes.
  3. One who imitates servilely ( in allusion to the manners of the ape); a mimic.
  4. To mimic, as an ape imitates human actions; to imitate or follow servilely or irrationally.


gibbon, travesty, primate, great ape, burlesque, emulator, impersonator, monkey, imitator, anthropoid, orangutan, caricature, baboon, aper, simian, do a takeoff on, same, copycat, siamang, gorilla, chimpanzee.

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