Meaning of “chimpanzee” in the English Dictionary

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"chimpanzee" in British English

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chimpanzeenoun [ C ]

uk /ˌtʃɪm.pænˈziː/ us /ˌtʃɪm.pænˈziː/ informal chimp,

Examples

  • While many other animals, such as chimpanzees and dolphins, live in groups and communicate, scientists don’t know for certain whether they can talk and share complicated ideas.

(Definition of “chimpanzee” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"chimpanzee" in American English

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chimpanzeenoun [ C ]

us /ˌtʃɪm·pænˈzi/ short form chimp, /tʃɪmp/

an African ape (= animal related to monkeys) with black or brown fur

(Definition of “chimpanzee” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)