Synonyms of monkey


1. monkey, primate

usage: any of various long-tailed primates (excluding the prosimians)

2. imp, scamp, monkey, rascal, rapscallion, scalawag, scallywag, child, kid, youngster, minor, shaver, nipper, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke, fry, nestling

usage: one who is playfully mischievous


1. tamper, fiddle, monkey, manipulate

usage: play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly; "Someone tampered with the documents on my desk"; "The reporter fiddle with the facts"

2. putter, mess around, potter, tinker, monkey, monkey around, muck about, muck around, work

usage: do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly; "The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house"

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Definition and meaning of monkey (Dictionary)