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Any member of the clade Simiiformes not also of the clade Hominoidea containing humans and apes, from which they are usually, but not universally, distinguished by smaller size, a tail, and cheek pouches.
''He had been visiting an area zoo when a monkey swung from its tree perch, swiped his glasses and hurled them into a hippo hole.''
A mischievous person, often a child.
1909, (w), ''You May Telephone From Here''
- "Yes. He gets to Paris at seven in the morning. He promised to telephone the first thing.""You expensive little monkey!""Why?""It's ten shillings for three minutes, or something like that, and you have to go to the G.P.O. or the Mansion House or some such place, I believe."
A person or the role of the person on the sidecar platform of a motorcycle involved in sidecar racing.
1938, (w), "Argot of the Underworld Drug Addict", ''(w)'', Vol. 29, Issue 2 (July-August):
- Monkey: a habit, as in "I have a monkey on one's back|monkey on my back." Usually used when one is sick from lack of drugs.
1949, (w), ''(w)'':
- "Man, I wasn't hooked, I was ''crucified''. The monkey got so big he was carryin' ''me''. (..) When I hear a junkie tell me he wants to kick the habit but he just can't I know he lies even if ''he'' don't know he does. He ''wants'' to carry the monkey, he's punishin' hisself for somethin' 'n don't even know it. (..) Then I got forty grains 'n went up to the room 'n went from monkey to nothin' in twenny-eight days 'n that's nine-ten years ago 'n the monkey's dead." "The monkey's never dead, Fixer," Frankie told him knowingly.
(RQ:Bellow Humboldt's Gift)
1864, Eneas Sweetland Dallas, ''Once a Week'' (volume 11, page 267)
- I was out rather late one night, when the foreman of my department, who owed me a grudge, abused me like a dog, and told me I might consider myself dismissed, and that I should be paid my wages in the morning. I don't know how I kept my hands off him, for my monkey was up; (..)
2019, John Hughes-Wilson, ''1918 - Defeat into Victory: A Tommy Gunn Adventure'' (page 98)
- Reminded me of running up that hill by the Marne – or was it the Morin? – in 1914 when Kearey had got his face ripped open by a bullet and Hedley had got his monkey up his temper, Ed. over the Huns killing 8 of my platoon.
A black person.
2007, Broos Campbell, ''No Quarter'' (page 111)
- Someone handed me a monkey of grog. I forced myself to sip it, not down it.
1920, (w), ''The Understanding Heart'', Chapter XII
- “As an inventor,” Bob Mason suggested, “you're a howling success at shooting craps! (..) Why monkey with weak imitations when you can come close to the original?”
2011, Elizabeth Mosier, ''The Playgroup'' (page 83)
- He winked at Liza, who monkeyed him, holding her own eye shut.