Meaning of gorilla

go•ril•la

Pronunciation: (gu-ril'u), [key]
— n.
  1. the largest of the anthropoid apes, Gorilla gorilla, terrestrial and vegetarian, of western equatorial Africa and the Kivu highlands, comprising the subspecies G. g. gorillaG. g. graueriand G. g. beringeinow rare.
  2. an ugly, brutish person.
  3. a hoodlum or thug, esp. one who threatens or inflicts violence.
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