An example of a monkey is an animal found in the zoo eating bananas.
An example of a monkey is a child who is being very silly.
Who was monkeying with my cell phone?
They made a monkey out of him.
Stop monkeying around!
- An addiction to a drug.
- An object of persistent worry or obsession.
- addiction to a drug
- any trying, burdensome obsession, problem, etc.
- to make appear foolish or laughable
Origin of monkey
- Origin unknown
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition