Definition of orang-utan noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


ɔːˌræŋ uːˈtæn
; əˈræŋ uːtæn
; əˈræŋ ətæn
a large ape (= an animal like a large monkey with no tail) with long arms and reddish hair, that lives in Borneo and Sumatra
From Malay orang utan/hutan, meaning ‘person of the forest’.
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