monkey

monkey
1 noun (C)
1 ANIMAL a small brown animal with a long tail, which uses its hands to climb trees and lives in hot countries
2 CHILD informal a small child who is very active and likes to play tricks: Stop that, you little monkey!
3 monkey business informal behaviour that may cause trouble or may be dishonest: The boys are awfully quiet - I think they're up to some monkey business.
4 make a monkey (out) of sb to make someone seem stupid: They got into the palace in broad daylight, and made monkeys out of the security men.
5 I don't give a monkey's BrE spoken used to say that you do not care at all about something: To be honest I don't give a monkey's what they do.
6 a monkey on your back AmE informal a serious problem that makes your life very difficult, especially being dependent on drugs
2 verb monkey around also monkey about phrasal verb (I) BrE informal to behave in a stupid or careless way: They were monkeying around in the playground and one of them got hurt. (+ with): I wish those kids would stop monkeying around with the remote control!

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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