The first use of the name chimpanzee did not occur until 1738. The name is derived from a Tshiluba language term kivili-chimpenze, which is the local name for the animal and translates loosely as mockman or possibly just ape.
chimpanzee (plural chimpanzees)
- A great ape of the genus Pan, native to Africa, and believed by biologists to be the closest extant relative to humans.
- (individual chimpanzee): chimpkind