Monkey Definition

Define what is Monkey?

1. monkey (noun)

any of various long-tailed primates (excluding the prosimians).

    Hypernyms

    primate noun
    any placental mammal of the order Primates; has good eyesight and flexible hands and feet.

    Hyponyms

    catarrhine, Old World monkey noun
    of Africa or Arabia or Asia; having nonprehensile tails and nostrils close together.

    New World monkey, platyrrhine, platyrrhinian noun
    hairy-faced arboreal monkeys having widely separated nostrils and long usually prehensile tails.

    2. monkey, tamper, fiddle (verb)

    play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly.

    • Someone tampered with the documents on my desk.
    • The reporter fiddle with the facts.
    Synonyms: tamper, fiddle
    Hypernyms

    manipulate verb
    hold something in one's hands and move it.

    3. scamp, imp, monkey, rapscallion, rascal, scalawag, scallywag (noun)

    one who is playfully mischievous.

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      child, tiddler, youngster, nipper, minor, Kid, nestling, small fry, tike, shaver, Fry, Tyke noun
      a young person of either sex.

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      brat, holy terror, little terror, terror noun
      a very troublesome child.

      4. mess around, monkey around, muck about, muck around, potter, tinker, monkey, putter (verb)

      do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly.

      • The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house.
      Hypernyms

      work verb
      exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity.

      Hyponyms

      puddle verb
      mess around, as in a liquid or paste.

      Nearby Terms

      monkey around (verb)
      do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly

      monkey bread (noun)
      African gourd-like fruit with edible pulp

      monkey bridge (noun)
      a high narrow platform above a deck or in an engine room or boiler room

      monkey business (noun)
      mischievous or deceitful behavior

      monkey dog (noun)
      European breed of small dog resembling a terrier with dark wiry hair and a tufted muzzle

      monkey jacket (noun)
      waist-length jacket tapering to a point at the back; worn by officers in the mess for formal dinners

      monkey ladder (noun)
      a light ladder to the monkey bridge on a ship

      monkey nut (noun)
      pod of the peanut vine containing usually 2 nuts or seeds; `groundnut' and `monkey nut' are British terms

      monkey pinscher (noun)
      European breed of small dog resembling a terrier with dark wiry hair and a tufted muzzle

      monkey pod (noun)
      large ornamental tropical American tree with bipinnate leaves and globose clusters of flowers with crimson stamens and seed pods that are eaten by cattle

      monkey puzzle (noun)
      large Chilean evergreen conifer having intertwined branches and bearing edible nuts

      monkey wrench (noun)
      adjustable wrench that has one fixed and one adjustable jaw

      monkey-bread tree (noun)
      African tree having an exceedingly thick trunk and fruit that resembles a gourd and has an edible pulp called monkey bread

      monkey-wrench (noun)
      adjustable wrench that has one fixed and one adjustable jaw

      monkeypod (noun)
      large ornamental tropical American tree with bipinnate leaves and globose clusters of flowers with crimson stamens and seed pods that are eaten by cattle