monkey

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈmʌŋki/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈmʌŋki/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(mungkē)

Inflections of 'monkey' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": monkeys
Inflections of 'monkey' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
monkeys
v 3rd person singular
monkeying
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
monkeyed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
monkeyed
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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monkey

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [macaque, wild, spider] monkeys
  2. see monkeys in the [wild, forest, jungle]
  3. saw the monkeys at the zoo
  4. [behave, swing, act, move] like a monkey
  5. (try to) get the monkey off your back
  6. he was making a monkey out of me!
  7. monkey see, monkey do
  8. sexually explicit, UK: [spank, beat] the monkey
  9. UK: [it cost me, I paid] a monkey
  10. UK: you cheeky monkey!
  11. just a monkey on [the payroll, a computer, a salary]
  12. the [organ grinder's, organization's] monkey
n as adj
  1. UK: a [packet, bag] of monkey nuts
  2. a monkey puzzle tree
  3. [no more, enough] of your monkey business!
v
  1. monkey around
  2. [stop, quit, always] monkeying around
  3. the [boys, children, kids] were monkeying around
  4. likes to monkey around with [cars, bikes, electronics]
  5. monkey with the broken [engine, toaster, table]
  6. don't monkey with my [settings, profile, picture]
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