Ape - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |eɪp|  American pronunciation of the word ape
Brit.  |eɪp|  British pronunciation of the word ape

noun

- any of various primates with short tails or no tail at all
- someone who copies the words or behavior of another (syn: aper, copycat, emulator, imitator)
- person who resembles a nonhuman primate (syn: anthropoid)

verb

- imitate uncritically and in every aspect
- represent in or produce a caricature of (syn: caricature)

Examples

Her boyfriend's some big ape she met at a party.

She apes the speech and manners of the rich.

...was caught aping the substitute teacher's thick accent...

He could ape his teachers perfectly.

cheap clothes which ape the high fashions of the day

Her little brother apes her behavior

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: ape
he/she/it: apes
present participle: aping
past tense: aped
past participle: aped
noun
singular: ape
plural: apes
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