Definitions

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  • adjective informal Resembling a chimpanzee or some aspect of one.

Etymologies

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chimp +‎ -like

Examples

  • The plot keeps jumping, chimplike, between San Francisco and a preposterously huge primate shelter in nearby San Bruno, with a lyrical interlude in Marin County's redwood forest.

    'Apes': Something to Thump Chests About

  • By this theory, previous celebrated finds like Lucy (who walked upright but had a chimplike snout) or the 2 million-year-old Homo habilis (strong brow ridges and a flat face) can't ever be placed in a serial progression, but were all candidates in the ultimate game of "Survivor."

    All In The Family

  • I mean can you imagine the outcry if he was depicted chimplike as Bush has been for the last 7 years?

    "The Audacity of Hate."

  • Instead, we had two weeks of chimplike dominance posturing.

    308 Pigs At The Trough

  • I mean can you imagine the outcry if he was depicted chimplike as Bush has been for the last 7 years?

    "The Audacity of Hate."

  • After the ape and human lineages split 5 million to 6 million years ago, the chimplike Ardipithecus ramidus inhabited the dense woods of what is now Ethiopia 4.4 million years ago, and Australopithecus anamensis lived in Kenya 4.2 million to 3.9 million years ago.

    The New Old Man

  • He lies all the time, looking right into the camera with a straight, albeit chimplike, face.

    Think Progress » Fact Check: Clinton/Carter Executive Orders Did Not Authorize Warrantless Searches of Americans

  • Robotic takeover is a "risk" for humanity the way coming down from the trees was a risk for our chimplike ancestors.

    The Speculist: The Big Risk

  • Ironically, Dart endured the same prejudice over his find, the perfectly fossilized skull of a young, five-to-six-year-old chimplike creature.

    Ancestral Passions

  • Ironically, Dart endured the same prejudice over his find, the perfectly fossilized skull of a young, five-to-six-year-old chimplike creature.

    Ancestral Passions

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