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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) .

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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!
(Definition of monkey from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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monkeynoun [C]

us   /ˈmʌŋ·ki/
any of a group of mammals that usually have flat faces and long tails, esp. any of the smaller mammals in this group
monkey
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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