Definition of chimpanzee noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌtʃɪmpænˈziː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌtʃɪmpænˈziː//
(informal chimp
BrE BrE//tʃɪmp//
; NAmE NAmE//tʃɪmp//
Wild mammals
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a small intelligent African ape (= an animal like a large monkey without a tail) See related entries: Wild mammals Word Originmid 18th cent.: from French chimpanzé, from Kikongo (a language spoken in central Africa).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: chimpanzee