I. noun (plural monkeys) Etymology: probably of Low German origin; akin to Moneke, name of an ape, probably of Romance origin; akin to Old Spanish mona monkey Date: circa 1530 1. a nonhuman primate mammal with the exception usually of the lemurs and tarsiers; especially any of the smaller longer-tailed catarrhine or platyrrhine primates as contrasted with the apes 2. a. a person resembling a monkey b. a ludicrous figure ; dupe 3. any of various machines, implements, or vessels; especially the falling weight of a pile driver 4. a desperate desire for or addiction to drugs — often used in the phrase monkey on one's back; broadly a persistent or annoying encumbrance or problem II. verb (monkeyed; monkeying) Date: 1859 transitive verb mimic, mock intransitive verb 1. to act in a grotesque or mischievous manner 2. a. fool, trifle — often used with around b. tamper — usually used with with

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