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monkey /mki/ n. 1 any of a variety of primates with human-like faces, long tails, and excellent climbing ability: Monkeys spend most of their lives in trees. 2 to have a monkey on ones back: a. to be addicted to drugs: He has a monkey on his back and cant get it off. b. to be greatly troubled and burdened: She has a monkey on her back, because shes in a bad marriage and poor health. 3 infrml. to make a monkey out of s.o.: to make a fool of s.o., embarrass: One lawyer made a monkey out of another by showing that he did not know the law.
v. -keyed, -keying, -keys phrasal v. infrml. [I] to monkey around: to handle s.t. in a casual way, to play with: I monkeyed around with trying to fix my car, but I finally took it to a mechanic.