monkey Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"monkey" in British English

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monkeynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈmʌŋ.ki/

monkey noun [C] (ANIMAL)

A2 an ​animal that ​lives in ​hotcountries, has a ​longtail, and ​climbstrees. Monkeys are primates (= the ​group of ​animals that are most like ​humans) .
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monkey noun [C] (CHILD)

informal a ​child who ​behavesbadly: 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
(Definition of monkey from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"monkey" in American English

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monkeynoun [C]

 us   /ˈmʌŋ·ki/
any of a ​group of ​mammals that usually have ​flatfaces and ​longtails, esp. any of the ​smallermammals in this ​group
verb  us   /ˈmʌŋ·ki/
(Definition of monkey from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “monkey”
in Korean 원숭이…
in Arabic قِرْد…
in Malaysian monyet, si nakal…
in French singe, polisson/-onne…
in Russian обезьяна…
in Chinese (Traditional) 動物, 猴子…
in Italian scimmia…
in Turkish maymun…
in Polish małpa…
in Spanish mono, diablillo, pillo…
in Vietnamese con khỉ, thằng nhãi ranh…
in Portuguese macaco…
in Thai ลิง, เด็กซุกซน…
in German der Affe…
in Catalan mico…
in Japanese サル…
in Chinese (Simplified) 动物, 猴子…
in Indonesian monyet, anak nakal…
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