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Noun
Plural for any nonhuman primate, including apes
“Another type of monkey, the lion-tailed macaque or wanderoo, is found in a small area of southern India.”
Noun
Plural for a mischievous person, especially a child
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“Charlie is just a cheeky little monkey, I think we can safely say.”
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Plural for an addiction to certain drugs or substances
“Why can't you do it? Why can't you set your monkey free? Always giving in to it. Do you love your monkey or do you love me?”
Noun
Plural for a foolish person, typically a figure of fun or ridicule
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“He was made to look like a monkey when his Government actually did something that the member had given assurances would not be done.”
Noun
Plural for an Old World monkey of the genus Papio, having dog-like muzzles and large canine teeth, cheek pouches, a short tail, and naked callosities on the buttocks
Noun
Plural for a compulsive or irrational preoccupation
Noun
Plural for compelling or being compelled
Verb
To fiddle, meddle or tamper with
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“I don't blame him for not wanting me to monkey with the controls before I knew what it was all about.”
Verb
To mimic or ape
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“He winked at Liza, who decided to monkey him, holding her own eye shut.”
Verb
To copy (another person's work) illicitly or without acknowledgment
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