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Definition of Monkey

Monkey

  1. In the most general sense, any one of the Quadrumana, including apes, baboons, and lemurs.
  2. Any species of Quadrumana, except the lemurs.
  3. Any one of numerous species of Quadrumana (esp. such as have a long tail and prehensile feet) exclusive of apes and baboons.
  4. A term of disapproval, ridicule, or contempt, as for a mischievous child.
  5. The weight or hammer of a pile driver, that is, a very heavy mass of iron, which, being raised on high, falls on the head of the pile, and drives it into the earth; the falling weight of a drop hammer used in forging.
  6. A small trading vessel of the sixteenth century.
  7. To act or treat as a monkey does; to ape; to act in a grotesque or meddlesome manner.

Monkey Quotations

Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.
H. L. Mencken

An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men.
Charles Darwin

Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn't mean the circus has left town.
George Carlin

Monkeys are superior to men in this: when a monkey looks into a mirror, he sees a monkey.
Malcolm de Chazal

People go to the zoo and they like the lion because it's scary. And the bear because it's intense, but the monkey makes people laugh.
Lorne Michaels
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Monkey Translations

monkey in Afrikaans is aap
monkey in Danish is abe
monkey in Dutch is aap
monkey in Finnish is apina
monkey in French is singe
monkey in German is Affe {m}
monkey in Italian is scimmia
monkey in Portuguese is macaco
monkey in Spanish is mono, mica
monkey in Swedish is apekatt, apa
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