monkeyshine

noun mon·key·shine \ 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 in a Sentence

  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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MONKEYSHINE Defined for Kids

monkeyshine

noun mon·key·shine \ ˈməŋ-kē-ˌshīn \

Definition of monkeyshine for Students

: prank usually used in pl.


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