Definition of monkey about with (something)British, informal
- He enjoys monkeying about with his car's engine.
- You shouldn't be monkeying about with dangerous chemicals.
: 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
: some indeterminate or unspecified thing
: some indeterminate amount more than a specified number
: a person or thing of consequence
: in some degree : somewhat
used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective
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