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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
monkey (noun)
1.
a nonhuman primate mammal with the exception usually of the lemurs and tarsiers , especially any of the smaller longer-tailed catarrhine or platyrrhine primates as contrasted with the apes
2.
a) a person resembling a monkey
b) a ludicrous figure - dupe
3.
any of various machines, implements, or vessels , especially the falling weight of a pile driver
4.
a desperate desire for or addiction to drugs - often used in the phrase monkey on one's back , broadly a persistent or annoying encumbrance or problem
monkey (verb)
transitive verb
intransitive verb
- mimic mock
1.
to act in a grotesque or mischievous manner
2.
a) - fool trifle often used with around
b) - tamper usually used with with
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
monkey (noun)
1.
a physiological need for certain drugs
SYNONIMS:
dependence ( dependance), habit, jones, monkey
RELATED WORDS:
alcoholism, heroinism, morphinism; habituation, tolerance
monkey (noun)
2.
an appealingly mischievous person
SYNONIMS:
devil, hellion, imp, mischief, monkey, rapscallion, rascal, rogue, urchin
RELATED WORDS:
cutup, larker, madcap, skylarker; ragamuffin; brat, disrupter, misbehaver, nuisance; juvenile delinquent; gamin, gamine
NEAR ANTONYMS:
beast, boor, cad, churl, clown, creep, cretin, cur, heel, joker, louse, lout, skunk, snake, stinkard, stinker; knave, miscreant, reprobate, scalawag ( scallywag), scapegrace, scoundrel, varlet, villain
monkey (verb)
1.
to engage in attention-getting playful or boisterous behavior
SYNONIMS:
act up, clown (around), fool around, horse around, hotdog, monkey (around), showboat, show off, skylark
RELATED WORDS:
carry on, misbehave; roughhouse; caper, cavort, disport, frisk, frolic, gambol, lark, rollick, romp; carouse, maffick, revel, roar, wassail
monkey (verb)
2.
to spend time in aimless activity
SYNONIMS:
doodle, fool around, fribble, goof (around), hang about, kick around, mess around, monkey (around), play, potter (around), putter (around), trifle
RELATED WORDS:
dally, dawdle, dillydally, hang (around out), idle, loaf, loll, lounge; clown (around), horse around; diddle (with), tinker
NEAR ANTONYMS:
buckle (down), knuckle down, set (to), settle (down)
monkey (verb)
to handle thoughtlessly, ignorantly, or mischievously
SYNONIMS:
diddle (with), fiddle (with), fool (with), mess (with), monkey (with), play (with), tinker (with), toy (with), twiddle (with)
RELATED WORDS:
abuse, alter, doctor, manhandle, manipulate, mistreat, misuse; butt in, interfere, intrude, meddle, muck (about around)
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