monkeyshine


mon·key·shine

noun \ˈməŋ-kē-ˌshīn\

Definition of MONKEYSHINE

:  mischievous or playful activity :  prank —usually used in plural <grew tired of all the monkeyshines in his classroom>

Examples of MONKEYSHINE

  1. <hockey players who are known for their monkeyshines on and off the ice>
  2. <on the alert for paleontological monkeyshines ever since the unmasking of Piltdown man>

First Known Use of MONKEYSHINE

circa 1832

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