monkey about

Definition of monkey about

British, informal

  1. :  to do things that are not useful or serious :  to waste time We just monkeyed about all afternoon. a young scientist monkeying about in the lab

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a nonhuman primate mammal with the exception usually of the lemurs and tarsiers

    :  any of the smaller longer-tailed catarrhine or platyrrhine primates as contrasted with the apes

    :  a person resembling a monkey

  1. :  mimic, mock

    :  to act in a grotesque or mischievous manner

    :  fool, trifle

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a brief usually trivial fact

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