What does ape-man mean?

ape-man meaning in Etymology Dictionary

hypothetical "missing website link," 1879, in a translation of Haeckel, from ape (n.) + man (n.). Man-ape is attested from 1878. The name Martin Halfape appears in an English roll from 1227.

ape-man meaning in General Dictionary

hypothetical organism formerly considered to be advanced between apes and people

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  • one thought to possess already been raised by apes