- Noun: monkey (monkeys) múngkee
- Any of various long-tailed primates (excluding the prosimians)
- One who is playfully mischievous
- imp, scamp, rascal, rapscallion, scalawag, scallywag
- Play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly
- tamper, fiddle
- Do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly
- putter, mess around, potter, tinker, monkey around, muck about, muck around
Derived forms: monkeyed, monkeys, monkeying
n. a playful child. (Also a term of address.)
• Come here, you little monkey!
• Hey, monkey, where are you going?
Noun. ¢G500. Occasionally and confusingly also ¢G50.
A suborder of PRIMATES consisting of six families: CEBIDAE (New World monkeys),CERCOPITHECIDAE (Old World monkeys),HYLOBATIDAE (gibbons and siamangs),PONGIDAE (great apes),TARSIIDAE (tarsiers),and HOMINIDAE (humans). n : a nonhuman primate mammal with the exception usu. of the lemurs and tarsiers; esp : any of the smaller longer-tailed primates as contrasted with the apes
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- listen to the jabber of those monkeys.
- monkeys have a natural inclination for climbing ...
- altogether we caught ten golden monkeys.
- tom went to the zoo to watch the monkeys.
- the monkey leaps from branch to branch.