A small to medium-sized primate that typically has a long tail, most kinds of which live in trees in tropical countries
Behave in a silly or playful way
where have you been, you little monkey!
An Old World monkey, Cercopithecus mitis, of forests in Central and East Africa, which has long fur of a greyish colour.
= monkey orchestra.
A small, highly manoeuvrable and robust motorcycle designed for use over rough terrain, especially in motocross racing.
A bird likened to a monkey in some way, especially in respect of its call; (formerly) (South African) the red-billed or green wood-hoopoe, Phoeniculus purpureus (also called kakelaar).
Any of various kinds of small boat used as a tender, tow-boat, etc., especially in a port.
A type of sturdy leather ankle-boot having a moulded rubber sole with a heavy tread.
A pitcher plant of the chiefly Asian genus Nepenthes (family Nepenthaceae).
A face like that of a monkey; an amusing or funny face.
= monkey's fist.
Resembling a monkey in appearance or behaviour.
Chiefly derogatory. A man likened to or supposed to resemble a monkey in some respect; (US slang, chiefly in African-American usage) a weak or gullible man, especially one subservient to his wife or lover, or to women generally.
The yellow monkey flower of Chile, Mimulus luteus, with yellow, red-spotted flowers, which is widely cultivated and sometimes naturalized elsewhere; also called blood-drop-emlets.
The rain tree or saman, Albizia saman (also monkey-pod tree); the wood of this tree.
A horizontal bar suspended above a bed, which a patient may grasp to aid mobility.
The lidded woody capsule of any of several trees of the genus Lecythis (family Lecythidaceae), of tropical South America, which is used to trap monkeys; (more fully monkey-pot tree) a tree of the genus Lecythis or the family Lecythidaceae.
A spirit distilled from sorghum or sugar-cane syrup; (also Caribbean) home-brewed rum.
A show or form of entertainment (such as a circus or fair) featuring monkeys or apes (sometimes figurative as the type of something either farcical or highly entertaining).
Nautical. A rope or lanyard attached to the end of a lever. Now rare.
A tropical morning glory, Ipomoea nil.
= monkey business.
The moving weight in a piledriver.
The patas monkey, Erythrocebus patas.
A person who repairs logging roads.
A computer programmer, especially an inexperienced or unskillful one
A leaf-eating arboreal Asian monkey that is related to the langurs
A West African guenon that has a bluish-grey face with a pink muzzle. The female has a distinctive moaning call
A piece of playground equipment consisting of a horizontally mounted overhead ladder, from which children may swing
Another term for koala.
A man’s evening dress or formal suit
Another term for douroucouli.
A kind of monkey, apparently the female of certain macaques.
Any of various tropical trees and shrubs bearing fruit which resembles an apple or is regarded as fit (only) for monkeys; especially Annona glabra (family Annonaceae), of tropical America and West Africa, and Anisophyllea laurina (family Anisophyllaceae), of West Africa.
A kind of block used in the rigging of sailing vessels.
The baobab tree or its fruit
= monkey island.
A chain used to secure the topgallant and royal backstays of a sailing vessel.
US slang (offensive), a black person from the Caribbean or other tropical region.
Any of various tribal or folk dances involving imitation of monkeys, specifically the Balinese kecak dance, in which seated singers play the part of monkey soldiers.
Foolish, meddling, mischievous.
Physical exercise training, especially repetitive callisthenics.
Having a face like that of a monkey.
Caribbean any of several shrubs of the tropical American genus Pedilanthus (family Euphorbiaceae), especially P. tithymaloides and P. bahamensis, the twigs of which produce a distinctive squeak when rubbed together.
A testicle from a monkey or ape used as a possible means of rejuvenation, either by being grafted on to a man, or by the injection of an extract. Frequently in plural Also attributive (allusively).
The West African ebony Diospysos mespiliformis.