part of speech: noun
definition 1: a small mammal that is one of the primates. Monkeys have very flexible hands and feet. Some kinds of monkeys have tails which they use to hang from trees. Different kinds of monkeys live in Central and South America, Africa, and Asia.
definition 2: one who acts like a monkey, being playful and mischievous.
part of speech: verb
inflections: monkeys, monkeying, monkeyed
definition: to play in a careless or mischievous way (often followed by “with” or “around”).
- Don’t monkey with the new computer!
synonyms: mess around