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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
ape (noun)
1.
a) - monkey , especially one of the larger tailless or short-tailed Old World forms
b) any of two families (Pongidae and Hylobatidae) of large tailless semierect primates (as the chimpanzee, gorilla, orangutan, or gibbon) - called also anthropoid anthropoid ape
2.
a) - mimic
b) a large uncouth person
ape (verb)
transitive verb
to copy closely but often clumsily and ineptly copy
ape (adjective)
- crazy wild usually used in the phrase go ape
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
ape (verb)
to use (someone or something) as the model for one's speech, mannerisms, or behavior
SYNONIMS:
ape, copy, copycat, emulate, mime, mimic
RELATED WORDS:
ditto, echo, reecho, repeat; burlesque, caricature, lampoon, mock, parody, travesty; impersonate, perform, play; pantomime
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