1. a member of an anthropoid family of small to medium-sized apes, found mostly in North America, often having an unusually large head. The females tend to have a relatively hairless face while the adult males tend to have a relatively hairless head.
2. a friend, relative, or pet that is bound to the primates known as Ghearings see also Bowes, Lewis, Giosia, Edwards
[note] a group of three or more Ghearings found congregated is known as a hooplah. example: "There was a hooplah of Ghearings at the water park this Xmas."