monkeyshine

noun

mon·​key·​shine ˈməŋ-kē-ˌshīn How to pronounce monkeyshine (audio)
: mischievous or playful activity : prank
usually used in plural
grew tired of all the monkeyshines in his classroom

Examples of monkeyshine in a Sentence

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

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1832, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of monkeyshine was circa 1832

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Cite this Entry

“Monkeyshine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monkeyshine. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

monkeyshine

noun
mon·​key·​shine ˈməŋ-kē-ˌshīn How to pronounce monkeyshine (audio)
: a mischievous trick : prank
usually used in plural
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