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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) .
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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
Translations of “monkey”
in Korean 원숭이…
in Arabic قِرْد…
in French singe, polisson/-onne…
in Turkish maymun…
in Italian scimmia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 動物, 猴子…
in Russian обезьяна…
in Polish małpa…
in Spanish mono, diablillo, pillo…
in Portuguese macaco…
in German der Affe…
in Catalan mico…
in Japanese サル…
in Chinese (Simplified) 动物, 猴子…
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