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Oxford dictionary definition of the word monkey:
noun (plural monkeys)
1a small to medium-sized primate that typically has a long tail, most kinds of which live in trees in tropical countries.
Families Cebidae and Callitrichidae (or Callithricidae) ( New World monkeys, often with prehensile tails), and Cercopithecidae ( Old World monkeys, without prehensile tails)
(in general use) any primate.
a mischievous person, especially a child:
where have you been, you little monkey!
a person who is dominated or controlled by another (with reference to the monkey traditionally kept by an organ-grinder).
2British informal a sum of £500.
3 (also monkey engine) a piledriving machine consisting of a heavy hammer or ram working vertically in a groove.
verb (monkeys, monkeying, monkeyed)
1 [no object] (monkey about/around) behave in a silly or playful way:
I saw them monkeying about by the shop
(monkey with) tamper with:
don’t monkey with that lock!
2 [with object] archaic ape; mimic:
then marched the Three who monkeyed our Great and Dead
as artful (or clever) as a wagonload (or cartload) of monkeys
British informal extremely clever or mischievous:
plot-wise, it was as mischievous as a wagonload of monkeys
make a monkey of (or out of) someone
humiliate someone by making them appear ridiculous:
he thinks he can make a monkey out of me, but he’s got another think coming!
a monkey on one’s back
a burdensome problem:
the issue of her absence from the tournament last year remains the monkey on her back
a dependence on drugs:
she returned to her family with the heroin monkey on her back
not give (or care) a monkey’s
British informal be completely indifferent or unconcerned:
he doesn’t give a monkey’s what we think about him
mid 16th century: of unknown origin, perhaps from Low German