Definition of monkeyshines in English:

monkeyshines

Line breaks: monkey|shines
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌŋkɪʃʌɪnz
 
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noun

informal
North American term for monkey tricks.
More example sentences
  • As its stands now, there's too much monkeyshines, and not enough pure monkey enjoyment to even care.
  • It seems they are permanently angry at each other for having extramarital monkeyshines.
  • Onto this stage is rolled a triangular cage for the important prison scenes, the widely spaced bars forming a jungle gym for the captives to perform their monkeyshines on.

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