Definition of Monkey

n.1.(Zool.) In the most general sense, any one of the Quadrumana, including apes, baboons, and lemurs.
2.A term of disapproval, ridicule, or contempt, as for a mischievous child.
This is the monkey's own giving out; she is persuaded I will marry her.
- Shak.
3.The weight or hammer of a pile driver, that is, a very heavy mass of iron, which, being raised on high, falls on the head of the pile, and drives it into the earth; the falling weight of a drop hammer used in forging.
4.A small trading vessel of the sixteenth century.
Monkey boat
a - (Naut.) A small boat used in docks
b - A half-decked boat used on the River Thames.
Monkey block
(Naut.) a small single block strapped with a swivel.
Monkey flower
(Bot.) a plant of the genus Mimulus; - so called from the appearance of its gaping corolla.
- R. H. Dana, Jr.
Monkey gaff
(Naut.) a light gaff attached to the topmast for the better display of signals at sea.
- Gray.
Monkey jacket
a short closely fitting jacket, worn by sailors.
Monkey rail
(Naut.) a second and lighter rail raised about six inches above the quarter rail of a ship.
Monkey shine
monkey trick.
Monkey trick
a mischievous prank.
Monkey wheel
See Gin block, under 5th Gin.
- Saintsbury.
v. t. & i.1.To act or treat as a monkey does; to ape; to act in a grotesque or meddlesome manner.
To monkey with
to handle in a meddlesome manner.

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