Synonyms of monkey in English:



  • 1
    simian, primate, ape
  • 2 where have you been, you little monkey!
    rascal, imp, wretch, mischief-maker, devil, rogue
    British informal perisher
    North American informal varmint, hellion
    informal , dated rip
    British informal , dated pickle
  • Phrases

    make a monkey (out) of

    make someone look a foolmake someone look foolishmake a fool ofmake a laughing stock ofridiculederidemake fun ofpoke fun atset someone upplay a trick on


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    monkey about/around

    we were just monkeying around upstairsfool about/aroundplay about/aroundclown about/aroundfiddle-faddlefootle about/around informalmess about/aroundhorse about/aroundlark (about/around)screw aroundpuddle about/aroundBritish informalmuck about/aroundfanny about/aroundBritish vulgar slangpiss about/aroundarse about/aroundbugger about/around

    monkey with

    don't monkey with that locktamper withfiddle withinterfere withmeddle withtinker withtouch/handle without permissionplay withfool withtrifle with informalmess withdick around withBritish informalmuck about/around with

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    simian relating to monkeys
    troop collective noun

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