Definition of monty in English:

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monty

Pronunciation: /ˈmän(t)ē/

noun

(in phrase the full monty) British informal
The full amount expected, desired, or possible: they’ll do the full monty for a few thousand each
More example sentences
  • I'm not certain whether shareholders can expect the full monty through their letterboxes, but they might think about clearing a space just in case.
  • I was going for the really basic medical check, rather than the full monty, mainly as it was the cheapest option.
  • It had hairpin bends and was in the blaze of the midday sun - the full monty as far as mountains go.

Origin

Of unknown origin; the phrase is only recorded recently. Among various (unsubstantiated) theories, one cites the phrase the full Montague Burton, apparently meaning 'Sunday-best three-piece suit' (from the name of a tailor of made-to-measure clothing in the early 20th century); another recounts the possibility of a military usage, the full monty being 'the full cooked English breakfast' insisted upon by Field Marshal Montgomery.

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Syllabification: mon·ty

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