Definition of 'monkey'

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It is like a monkey off your back. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You need players who could not give a monkey's what is going on up front. The Sun (2016)No one under 30 gives a monkey. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And nobody would give a monkey's whether they bred or not? The Sun (2016)The short answer is: who gives a monkey's? Times, Sunday Times (2016)He is a complex little monkey, dragged up in a rough part of Liverpool and both proud and dismissive of the culture in which he was raised. Times, Sunday Times (2016)No one gives a flying monkeys about your tough week. The Sun (2012)Then the door opened and it was back to monkey business as usual. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They also had a monkey on their back. John Foot Calcio: A History of Italian Football (2006)It is possible to camp at the site and wake up to the screams of howler monkeys. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We gossip in the same way that monkeys search through the fur of other monkeys for fleas. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There are these little monkeys that you can hang up. Times, Sunday Times (2007)His work involved anything from subtly painted patterns to clowning about in a monkey suit. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The monkey turned and looked at him. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Or it could just be some monkey business. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Who are the surrender monkeys now? Times, Sunday Times (2015)They don't give a monkeys who owns a club. The Sun (2010)But if we make a monkey out of it, then we make a monkey of ourselves. The Sun (2007)If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes? Christianity Today (2000)Barely anybody gives a monkey's about the depth or implications of the neckline. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In 1970 a monkey's head was transplanted on to the body of another monkey. The Sun (2015)In short, monkeys do not make for good long-term investments. Geoffrey A. Moore LIVING ON THE FAULT LINE, REVISED EDITION (2002) ARCTIC Monkeys have helped rock replace pop as the best-selling style of album music. The Sun (2014)


Synonyms of 'monkey'

simian, ape, primate, jackanapes

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Translations for 'monkey'

British English: monkey /ˈmʌŋkɪ/ NOUN
A monkey is an animal with a long tail which lives in hot countries and climbs trees.
  • American English: monkey
  • Arabic: قِرْدٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: macaco
  • Chinese: 猴子
  • Croatian: majmun
  • Czech: opice
  • Danish: abe
  • Dutch: aap
  • European Spanish: mono
  • Finnish: apina
  • French: singe
  • German: Affe
  • Greek: μαϊμού
  • Italian: scimmia
  • Japanese: サル
  • Korean: 원숭이
  • Norwegian: ape
  • Polish: małpa
  • European Portuguese: macaco
  • Romanian: maimuță
  • Russian: обезьяна
  • Spanish: mono simiox
  • Swedish: apa
  • Thai: ลิง
  • Turkish: maymun
  • Ukrainian: мавпа
  • Vietnamese: con khỉ


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