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A monkey.

Pronunciation

Etymology

From Low German; compare Middle Low German Moneke, name of the ape's son in the tale of Reynard the Fox.

Noun

Singular
monkey

Plural
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  1. Any of several members of the infra-order Simiiformes of primates, generally smaller than the apes, and distinguished from them by having a tail and cheek pouches.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A mischievous child.
    Stop misbehaving, you little monkey!
  3. (UK, Template loop detected: Template:context 2) Five-hundred pounds sterling.
  4. (slang) A person or the role of the person on the sidecar platform of a motorcycle involved in sidecar racing.
  5. (slang) A person with minimal inteligence and/or (bad) looks .
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A dark-skinned person, especially a person of, or primarily of, Negro descent. See also nigger and/or jigaboo.
    Get away from my daughter, you dirty monkey!
  7. (slang) A face card in blackjack

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to monkey

Third person singular
monkeys

Simple past
monkeyed or monkied

Past participle
-

Present participle
monkeying

to monkey (third-person singular simple present monkeys, present participle monkeying, simple past and past participle monkeyed or monkied)
  1. (informal) To meddle; to mess with; to interfere; to fiddle.
    Please don't monkey with the controls if you don't know what you're doing.

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