American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A mature male gorilla having silvery white hair across the back.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The knot or Canute, a sandpiper. See cut under Tringa.
- n. zoology A mature male of the several species of gorilla, so named from the silver streaking on its back.
- n. informal, by extension A dominant older human male.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) The knot.
- n. an adult male gorilla with grey hairs across the back
- silver + back. (Wiktionary)
“They live in families, each headed by an adult male called a silverback because of its distinctive coloring.”
“There's nine gorillas in this group and every gorilla group is leaded by an adult male called a silverback, the silverback right over there, the distinctive coloring on his back.”
“But the zoo's gorillas already are in three "families," each made up of one sexually mature male, called a silverback, and several females and their offspring.”
“But the term "silverback" is not only applied to gorillas.”
“I want the gorilla, she says, pointing to the rafters at a pink gorilla the size of a Rwandan silverback.”
“When I see those TV commercials of silverback Baby Boomers sprinting with vintage surfboards toward ever-higher-yielding money-market funds, I feel both Boomer derision and a gnawing dread that my own funds are not similarly accruing (and in fact they are not — but maybe, to offset the losses, Brian Grazer will option my book?).”
“There's Lenny 'Apples' Appleton, 'Mad' Dickie Barrett and Micky 'Silver' Darrell, named because he looks like a silverback gorilla," chuckles Brian Holmes, a veteran who has carted fish for the merchants here in east London for 21 years.”
“I base him off of a silverback or a lion," Momoa says.”
“That silverback one is amazing and just became my background.”
“Every government department should have a silverback in residence.”
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