Meaning of “monkey” in the English Dictionary

"monkey" in British English

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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)

"monkey" in American English

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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

verb us /ˈmʌŋ·ki/

(Definition of “monkey” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)