go ape/apeshit

go ape/apeshit
Vrb phrs. Become angry, furious.

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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  • apeshit — ape|shit [ˈeıpʃıt] adj go apeshit informal to suddenly become very angry …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • apeshit — ape|shit [ eıpʃıt ] adjective VERY INFORMAL go apeshit to become very excited or angry …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • apeshit — apeˈshit adjective (vulgar sl) 1. Berserk 2. Destructively crazy 3. Extremely excited (see also go ape below) • • • Main Entry: ↑ape …   Useful english dictionary

  • apeshit — adj, adv out of control, berserk. Used especially in the expression go ape , the image is of a person reduced to a primal state, either by infatuation, excitement or, especially, anger. An American teenag ers term from the late 1950s, now in… …   Contemporary slang

  • ape(shit) — adj, adv out of control, berserk. Used especially in the expression go ape , the image is of a person reduced to a primal state, either by infatuation, excitement or, especially, anger. An American teenag ers term from the late 1950s, now in… …   Contemporary slang

  • apeshit — 1. mod. excited; freaked out. (See also go apeshit over someone or something. Usually objectionable.) □ He was really apeshit about that dame. 2. mod. drunk. (Acting as strangely or comically as an ape.) □ The guy was really apeshit …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • ape — {{11}}ape (n.) O.E. apa ape, monkey, from P.Gmc. *apan (Cf. O.S. apo, O.N. api, Du. aap, Ger. affe), perhaps borrowed in Proto Germanic from Celtic (Cf. O.Ir. apa) or Slavic (Cf. O.Bohemian op, Slovak opitza), perhaps ultimately from a non Indo… …   Etymology dictionary

  • ape — noun 1》 a large tailless primate of a group including the gorilla, chimpanzees, orang utan, and gibbons. [Families Pongidae and Hylobatidae.] 2》 informal an unintelligent or clumsy person. 3》 archaic an inferior imitator. verb imitate, especially …   English new terms dictionary

  • go ape — (or vulgar ● ape * * * go ape very informal phrase to become very excited, enthusiastic, or angry about something Thesaurus: to be, or to become angry or annoyedsynonym become excitedsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • go ape (or N. Amer. vulgar slang apeshit) — informal become very angry or excited. → ape …   English new terms dictionary

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