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monkey

noun [C] uk   /ˈmʌŋ.ki/ us  

monkey noun [C] (ANIMAL)

A2 an animal that lives in hot countries, has a long tail, and climbs trees. Monkeys are primates (= the group of animals that are most like humans) .

monkey noun [C] (CHILD)

informal a child who behaves badly: They ate all the cakes, the monkeys. [as form of address] Hey, put that down, you little monkey!

monkey noun [C] (MONEY)

UK slang £500

monkey

verb [T] uk   /ˈmʌŋ.ki/ US informal us  
to copy or mimic someone
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