Definition of monkey aboutBritish, informal
- We just monkeyed about all afternoon.
- a young scientist monkeying about in the lab
: a nonhuman primate mammal with the exception usually of the lemurs and tarsiers
: a person resembling a monkey
: a ludicrous figure : dupe
: mimic, mock
: to act in a grotesque or mischievous manner
: fool, trifle
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