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Definition of "monkey" []

  • Any of various long-tailed, medium-sized members of the order Primates, including the macaques, baboons, guenons, capuchins, marmosets, and tamarins and excluding the anthropoid apes and the prosimians. (noun)
  • One who behaves in a way suggestive of a monkey, as a mischievous child or a mimic. (noun)
  • The iron block of a pile driver. (noun)
  • Slang A person who is mocked, duped, or made to appear a fool: They made a monkey out of him. (noun)
  • Slang Drug addiction: have a monkey on one's back. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "monkey" in a sentence
  • "After a few minutes the little neighbor girl saw it from her side of the wall and started screaming and yelling *little monkey, little monkey* and it ran away."
  • "Five-eighth Jamie Lyon had played in last year's loss and the 2001 premiership defeat with Parramatta and was happy to get his title monkey off his back."
  • "So Abu the monkey is the start of the zombie virus??"