(South Africa) A sun shower.
Origin of monkey-s-wedding
- Combination of possessive of monkey + wedding. Perhaps patterned after the Portuguese casamento de rapôsa, which literally means 'vixen's wedding', used in the same sense. The Portuguese phrase may have been changed to casamento de macaco 'monkey's wedding' in Portugal's South Africa. Alternatively, it may have come to South African's English from the Zulu phrase umshado we zinkawu, which literally means 'wedding for monkeys'.