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monkeynoun [ C ]

us uk /ˈmʌŋ.ki/

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) .



  • What's the difference between an ape and a monkey?
  • In the first question you had to name three types of monkey.
  • Using a bunch of bananas, the zoo-keeper persuaded the monkey back into its cage.
  • Bored out of its mind, the monkey stares out of the cage with unseeing eyes.

monkey noun [ C ] (CHILD)

informal a child who behaves badly

They ate all the cakes, the monkeys. 他們吃掉了所有的蛋糕,這些搗蛋鬼。
[ as form of address ] Hey, put that down, you little monkey! 嘿,放下它,你這個小淘氣!

monkey noun [ C ] (MONEY)

UK slang £500


(Translation of “monkey” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)