naked ape

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naked ape

dated A human being, referring to the fact that humans are the only primates not entirely covered in hair. The phrase comes from zoologist Desmond Morris's 1967 book The Naked Ape. Yeah, in my experience, we naked apes aren't that bright once alcohol is involved.
See also: ape, naked
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