from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Resembling an ape.
  • adjective Slavishly or foolishly imitative.
  • adjective Silly; outlandish.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the qualities of an ape; inclined to imitate in a servile manner; hence, foolishly foppish, affected, or trifling: as, apish manners.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having the qualities of an ape; prone to imitate in a servile manner. Hence: Apelike; fantastically silly; foppish; affected; trifling.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Resembling or characteristic of an ape.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective being or given to servile imitation


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