Meaning of MONKEY in English

MONKEY

/ ˈmʌŋki; NAmE / noun

1.

an animal with a long tail, that climbs trees and lives in hot countries. There are several types of monkey and they are related to apes and humans.

2.

( informal ) a child who is active and likes playing tricks on people :

Come here, you cheeky little monkey!

3.

( BrE , slang ) £500

IDIOMS

- I don't / couldn't give a monkey's

- make a monkey (out) of sb

—more at brass

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WORD ORIGIN

mid 16th cent.: of unknown origin, perhaps from Low German .

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