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