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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [muh-kak, -kahk]
    • /məˈkæk, -ˈkɑk/
    • /məˈkɑːk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [muh-kak, -kahk]
    • /məˈkæk, -ˈkɑk/

Definitions of macaque word

  • noun macaque any monkey of the genus Macaca, chiefly of Asia, characterized by cheek pouches and, usually, a short tail: several species are threatened or endangered. 1
  • noun macaque A medium-sized, chiefly forest-dwelling Old World monkey that has a long face and cheek pouches for holding food. 1
  • noun macaque animal: monkey 1
  • noun macaque any of various Old World monkeys of the genus Macaca, inhabiting wooded or rocky regions of Asia and Africa. Typically the tail is short or absent and cheek pouches are present 0
  • noun macaque any of a genus (Macaca) of monkeys of Asia, Africa, and the East Indies, with a long or short tail that is not prehensile, including the rhesus monkey and Barbary ape 0
  • noun macaque Any of a group of Old World monkeys of the genus Macaca. 0

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Origin of macaque

First appearance:

before 1690
One of the 49% oldest English words
1690-1700; < French < Portuguese macaco monkey. See macaco

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Parts of speech for Macaque


macaque popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

macaque usage trend in Literature

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