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Synonyms for monkey
ˈmʌŋ ki

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. monkey(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    imp, rascal, rapscallion, scamp, scalawag, scallywag

  2. imp, scamp, monkey, rascal, rapscallion, scalawag, scallywag(verb)

    one who is playfully mischievous

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

  3. tamper, fiddle, monkey(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    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 around(verb)

    do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly

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

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

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. monkey(n.)

    Synonyms:
    APE

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

How to pronounce monkey?

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Veena
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