Part of speech: verb

To imitate absurdly; mimic.

Part of speech: noun

An Old World man- like monkey; also, any monkey; a mimic.

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Usage examples "ape":

  1. The ape and the baboon are the most skilled of all animals in making their flight. - "The Human Side of Animals", Royal Dixon.
  2. Towards fifty, he shall have the tricks of a fox; and in his old age, be ugly and ridiculous like an ape. - "A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 7 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version"", Fran├žois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh.
  3. It would be impossible for you, Bentley, to play the ape well enough to fool this mad Mind Master. - "The Mind Master", Arthur J. Burks.