An extinct hominin known from fossil remains of the Pleistocene Epoch found in China, originally called Sinanthropus but now classified as Homo erectus.
A type of early human (Homo erectus pekinensis) of the Middle Pleistocene, known from fossil remains found near Beijing (Peking), China.
Origin of peking-man
- After Peking (Beijing), China
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition