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1monk

noun \ˈməŋk\

Definition of MONK

:  a man who is a member of a religious order and lives in a monastery; also :  friar
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Origin of MONK

Middle English, from Old English munuc, from Late Latin monachus, from Late Greek monachos, from Greek, adjective, single, from monos single, alone
First Known Use: before 12th century

2monk

noun

Definition of MONK

:  monkey

First Known Use of MONK

1843

Monk

biographical name \ˈməŋk\

Definition of MONK

Thelonious Sphere 1920–1982 Am. jazz musician
MONK Defined for Kids

monk

noun \ˈməŋk\

Definition of MONK for Kids

:  a member of a religious group of men who promise to stay poor, obey the rules of their group, and not get married
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