The definition of a monkey is a mammal belonging to the order Primates or a person with mischievous or child-like behavior.(noun)
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noun pl. monkeys
Origin: Early ModE, prob. < or akin to MLowG Moneke, name applied in the beast epic Reynard the Fox to the son of Martin the Ape < Fr or Sp mona, ape < ? Ar maimūn, ape, lit., lucky (euphemism: the ape was regarded as the devil) + LowG -ke, -kin
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noun pl. mon·keys
Origin: Origin unknown.
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