chimp chimp  /ˈtʃɪmp/

Definition(s):

  • (n) intelligent somewhat arboreal ape of equatorial African forests

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. No ordinary chimp is Meshie.
  2. Despite their humanlike minds and manners, chimps are wild animals that are given to vicious attacks and unpredictable behavior, warn experts.
  3. Over dinner, she told me a bit about the local chimp community.

News

  1. Feds propose listing all chimps as endangered

    The Fish and Wildlife Service Tuesday called for protection of all chimpanzees as endangered, an action that could affect use of the apes in medical research.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

  2. Captive Chimpanzees May Get Endangered Status in US

    The federal government has proposed listing captive chimpanzees as endangered, which would increase protections for the animals, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).  
    on June 11, 2013     Source: LiveScience.com via Yahoo! News

  3. Hanover chimps will move to Houston by November

    On Monday, an organization called Chimp CARE announced the chimps will soon move the Houston Zoo facility.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: NBC 12 Richmond

Quotes

  1. "The big issue would be whether enough people felt that a chimp-Neanderthal hybrid would be acceptable, and that would be broadly discussed before anyone started to work on it," Dr. Church said.
    on Nov 20, 2008 By: George Church Source: Times Daily (registration)

  2. "For the first time we're able to see the details written out in the DNA," said Eric Lander, one of the collaborators on the study. "What they tell us at the least is that the human-chimp speciation was very unusual."
    on May 17, 2006 By: Eric Lander Source: USA Today

  3. "OK, you know the worst part about testifying, I had to follow the chimp. The witness chair was a mess," Leno told his audience.
    on May 24, 2005 By: Jay Leno Source: FOXNews

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