Winged-monkeys meaning

(plural only, chiefly ironic or humorous) Ominous pawns of evil forces.
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Origin of winged-monkeys

  • Metaphorical reference to the literal winged monkeys that appear as the minions of the Wicked Witch of the West in the 1900 children’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: winged + monkeys.
    From Wiktionary