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Synonyms of 'monkey'

(noun) 
He walked on all fours like a monkey.
Synonyms
simian
, ,
primate
,
jackanapes (archaic)
(noun) 
Definition
a naughty or mischievous child
She's such a little monkey.
Synonyms
rascal
What's that old rascal been telling you?
,
horror (informal)
They can be little horrors though, little children, can't they?
,
devil
You cheeky little devil!
,
rogue
a loveable rogue
,
pickle (British, informal)
,
imp
I didn't say that, you little imp!
,
tyke
,
scallywag
,
mischief maker
,
scamp
Have some respect for me, you scamp!
,
nointer (Australian, slang)

related words

related adjective simian
collective noun troop

subject word lists

See Monkeys, apes and other primates

Quotation

monkey: an arboreal animal which makes itself at home in genealogical trees [Ambrose BierceThe Devil's Dictionary]

Additional synonyms

in the sense of devil
You cheeky little devil!
Synonyms
monkey (informal),
imp,
tyke (informal),
scallywag (informal),
mischief-maker,
whippersnapper,
toerag (slang),
pickle (British, informal),
nointer (Australian, slang)
in the sense of horror
They can be little horrors though, little children, can't they?
Synonyms
terror (informal),
perisher (British, informal),
holy terror (informal),
nointer (Australian, slang)
in the sense of imp
Definition
a mischievous child
I didn't say that, you little imp!
Synonyms
urchin (old-fashioned),
pickle (British, informal),
nointer (Australian, slang)

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