jocko

Definitions:

  • An ape; same as <internalXref urlencoded="jacko">jacko</internalXref>, 1.
  • Originally adopted by Buffon as the proper common name for the chimpanzee, it has become the favorite nickname for any of the smaller monkeys and the original use of the word has been forgotten. The name is a sophistication of a West African name. Buffon's <em>jocko</em> standing for <em>enjocko</em>, and that for West African <em>engeco, ncheko, nshiego, enche-eko</em>, etc., a chimpanzee.
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