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A primate of a family (Pongidae) which comprises the great apes.See also hominid
- ‘If a wild crow placed in a laboratory can make a tool by bending a coathanger to get a piece of food out of a narrow-necked bottle, a gorilla, granted not the genius of the pongids but smarter than most birds, anyway, can bang things with sticks.’
- ‘While this view was made specifically in reference to post-Flood humans, the principle could equally apply to other forms of life, including pongids.’
1950s: from modern Latin Pongidae (plural), from the genus name Pongo (see pongo).
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.