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Noun: monkey (monkeys)  múng-kee
  1. Any of various long-tailed primates (excluding the prosimians)
  2. One who is playfully mischievous
    - imp, scamp, rascal, rapscallion, scalawag, scallywag
Verb: monkey  múng-kee
  1. Play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly
    "Someone monkeyed with the documents on my desk";
    - tamper, fiddle
  2. Do random, unplanned work, activities or spend time idly
    "The old lady is usually monkeying in her little house";
    - putter [N. Amer], mess around, potter [Brit], tinker, monkey around, muck about, muck around, kid around

Derived forms: monkeyed, monkeying, monkeys

Type of: child, fry, kid, manipulate, minor, nestling, nipper, primate, shaver, small fry, tiddler [Brit], tike, tyke, wean [UK, Ireland], work, youngster

Encyclopedia: Monkey