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monkey

mon·key

monkey

 
pronunciation:
muhng ki
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: monkeys
definition 1: a small mammal that is one of the primates. Monkeys have very flexible hands and feet. Some kinds of monkeys have tails which they use to hang from trees. Different kinds of monkeys live in Central and South America, Africa, and Asia.
 
similar words:
baboon, chimp, chimpanzee, primate
definition 2: one who acts like a monkey, being playful and mischievous.
synonyms:
rascal
similar words:
clown, devil
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: monkeyed, monkeying, monkeys
definition: to play in a careless or mischievous way (often followed by "with" or "around").
Don't monkey with the new computer!
synonyms:
mess around
similar words:
fiddle, meddle, tamper, toy, trifle
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