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Synonyms for monkey
ˈmʌŋ kimon·key

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. monkeynoun

    any of various long-tailed primates (excluding the prosimians)

    imp, rascal, rapscallion, scamp, scalawag, scallywag

  2. imp, scamp, monkey, rascal, rapscallion, scalawag, scallywagverb

    one who is playfully mischievous

    hob, varlet, imp, scamp, pixy, rogue, elf, rapscallion, knave, brownie, rascal, pixie, gremlin, scallywag, scalawag

  3. tamper, fiddle, monkeyverb

    play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly

    "Someone tampered with the documents on my desk"; "The reporter fiddle with the facts"

    shrink from, shirk, muck about, goldbrick, potter, play, monkey around, tinker, muck around, putter, toy, tamper, meddle, mess around, fiddle, diddle

  4. putter, mess around, potter, tinker, monkey, monkey around, muck about, muck aroundverb

    do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly

    "The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house"

    fiddle, muck around, muck about, monkey around, tamper, putter, potter around, mess around, putter around, potter, tinker

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Editors Contribution

  1. hanuman

    at the top branches of the tree, sits the macaques stirring back at me.

    on a marvellous visit to the rishikesh zoo in india, i fed the hanuman monkeys with ripe bananas.

    Submitted by greenwriter60 on March 24, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. monkeynoun


PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "monkey":

    ape, chimp, mono, monkeys, chimpanzee, apes, nigga, baboon, silvana, whip, primate

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  1. AiR Atman in Ravi:

    If there is garbage in your Mind, and it's full of joy, it's time to Tame your 'Monkey Mind' and make it into a Monk!

  2. Zhang Junran:

    It started from my grandfather, then my father, and then it was passed down to me. My kids studied in primary school, and then went college. Their education was completely paid for by money made from our monkey performances.

  3. Valerie Jarrett:

    I'm a lot of things, a loud mouth and all that stuff, but I'm not stupid for God's sake. I never would have wittingly called any black person, [ I would never had said ] they are a monkey.

  4. Buckingham Palace:

    He's a little monkey. But it's fantastic having a little family. I'm so thrilled. Catherine has been doing an amazing job as a mother and I'm very proud of her.

  5. Jannique Martinez:

    My husband parked his truck on the street in front of his house, which is city property, and instead of music, he started playing monkey noises.

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    A synonym of "kittenish"
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    • B. serious
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