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monkey British & World English

A small to medium-sized primate that typically has a long tail, most kinds of which live in trees in tropical countries

monkey English Thesaurus

where have you been, you little monkey!

monkey about/around in monkey British & World English

Behave in a silly or playful way

code monkey British & World English

A computer programmer, especially an inexperienced or unskillful one

leaf monkey British & World English

A leaf-eating arboreal Asian monkey that is related to the langurs

mona monkey British & World English

A West African guenon that has a bluish-grey face with a pink muzzle. The female has a distinctive moaning call

monkey bars British & World English

A piece of playground equipment consisting of a horizontally mounted overhead ladder, from which children may swing

monkey suit British & World English

A man’s evening dress or formal suit

owl monkey British & World English

Another term for douroucouli.

brass monkey British & World English

Used in phrases to refer to extremely cold weather

Diana monkey British & World English

A West African monkey that has a black face with a white crescent on the forehead

green monkey British & World English

A common African guenon with greenish-brown upper parts and a black face

monkey bread British & World English

The baobab tree or its fruit

monkey flower British & World English

A plant of boggy ground, having yellow or red flowers which resemble snapdragons

monkey jacket British & World English

A short, close-fitting jacket worn by sailors or waiters or by officers in their mess

monkey orange British & World English

A small evergreen tree of warm climates, which bears a hard-shelled edible fruit with poisonous seeds

monkey puzzle British & World English

An evergreen coniferous tree with branches covered in spirals of tough spiny leaf-like scales, native to Chile

monkey tricks British & World English

Mischievous behaviour

monkey wrench British & World English

An adjustable spanner with large jaws which has its adjusting screw located in the jaw that is fixed

night monkey British & World English

Another term for douroucouli.

patas monkey British & World English

A central African guenon with reddish-brown fur, a black face, and a white moustache

powder monkey British & World English

A boy employed on a sailing warship to carry powder to the guns

rhesus monkey British & World English

A small brown macaque with red skin on the face and rump, native to southern Asia. It is often kept in captivity and is widely used in medical research

spider monkey British & World English

A South American monkey with very long limbs and a long prehensile tail

monkey business British & World English

Mischievous or deceitful behaviour

owl-faced monkey British & World English

A guenon that has a black face with white and yellow markings and bright blue skin on the rump, living in the forests of central Africa

squirrel monkey British & World English

A small South American monkey with a non-prehensile tail, typically moving through trees by leaping

monkey business English Thesaurus

if they try any monkey business with me they'll soon find out who's in charge

proboscis monkey British & World English

A leaf-eating monkey native to the forests of Borneo, the male of which is twice the weight of the female and has a large pendulous nose

monkey's wedding British & World English

Simultaneous rain and sunshine

woolly spider monkey British & World English

A large spider monkey with long, thin limbs and tail, dense woolly fur, and a large protruding belly, native to the rainforests of SE Brazil

not give a monkey's British & World English

Be completely indifferent or unconcerned

make a monkey of someone British & World English

Humiliate someone by making them appear ridiculous

brass monkey in brass British & World English

Used in phrases to refer to extremely cold weather

douc langur British & World English

A langur with black, white, and orange fur, native to the tropical rainforests of SE Asia

douc monkey in douc langur British & World English

A langur with black, white, and orange fur, native to the tropical rainforests of SE Asia

titi British & World English

A small forest-dwelling monkey of South America

titi monkey in titi1 British & World English

A small forest-dwelling monkey of South America

a spanner in the works British & World English

A person or thing that prevents the successful implementation of a plan

bonnet macaque British & World English

A South Indian macaque with a bonnet-like tuft of hair on the head

bonnet monkey in bonnet macaque British & World English

A South Indian macaque with a bonnet-like tuft of hair on the head

grivet British & World English

A common African guenon with greenish-brown upper parts and a black face

grivet monkey in grivet British & World English

A common African guenon with greenish-brown upper parts and a black face


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