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Synonyms for monkey

Synonyms for (noun) monkey

Synonyms: monkey Definition: any of various long-tailed primates (excluding the prosimians)

Similar words: primate Definition: any placental mammal of the order Primates; has good eyesight and flexible hands and feet

Synonyms: imp, rapscallion, rascal, monkey, scalawag, scallywag, scamp Definition: one who is playfully mischievous

Similar words: child, shaver, small fry, tike, tiddler, tyke, fry, minor, nestling, nipper, kid, youngster Definition: a young person of either sex Usage: she writes books for children; they're just kids; `tiddler' is a British term for youngster

Synonyms for (verb) monkey

Synonyms: putter, potter, tinker, mess around, monkey, monkey around, muck about, muck around Definition: do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly Usage: The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house

Similar words: work Definition: exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity Usage: I will work hard to improve my grades; she worked hard for better living conditions for the poor

Synonyms: fiddle, tamper, monkey Definition: play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly Usage: Someone tampered with the documents on my desk; The reporter fiddle with the facts

Similar words: manipulate Definition: hold something in one's hands and move it