Brass monkey


Brass monkey

Brass Monkey is the name of various people and things. In several cases, the people and things were named after, or as an allusion to, the colloquial expression.

*Brass monkey (colloquial expression), meaning something solid and inert that can only be affected by extremes, or meaning an extreme of cold.
*Brass Monkey (cocktail), an alcoholic drink
*Brass Monkey (band), an English folk band
*"Brass Monkey" (film), a 1948 film
*"Brass Monkey" (song), a song on the Beastie Boys' 1986 debut album "Licensed to Ill"
*Brass Monkeys, a UK men's underwear brand.
*A supervillain in the comic book "Astro City"
*A nickname for the maritime flag of the Cunard Line
*A character in Salman Rushdie's novel Midnight's Children
*The ring-name of Professional MMA fighter, "Jason 'Brass Monkey' Hann"
*The human settlement on the extremely cold alien world Tran-Ky-Ky in the 1974 Alan Dean Foster science fiction novel "Icerigger".
*Brass Monkey has also become a relatively common public house name.
*The Brass Monkey Rally, an annual motorcycling event in New Zealand


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  • brass monkey — I Australian Slang three balls that hang outside a pawn shop II Everyday English Slang in Ireland phr In reference to exceptionally cold weather It d freeze the balls off a brass monkey . III Glesga Glossary Junkie …   English dialects glossary

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