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Monkey vs. Chimpanzee

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Monkeynoun

Any member of the clade Simiiformes not also of the clade Hominoidea containing humans and apes, from which they are usually, but not universally, distinguished by smaller size, a tail, and cheek pouches.

‘He had been visiting an area zoo when a monkey swung from its tree perch, swiped his glasses and hurled them into a hippo hole.’;

Chimpanzeenoun

A great ape of the genus Pan, native to Africa, and believed by biologists to be the closest extant relative to humans.

Monkeynoun

(informal) Any nonhuman primate, including apes.

‘Chimpanzees are known to form bands to hunt and kill other monkeys.’;

Chimpanzeenoun

An african ape (Pan troglodytes, formerly Anthropithecus troglodytes, or Troglodytes niger) which approaches more nearly to man, in most respects, than any other ape. It is the most intelligent of non-human animals, and when full grown, it is from three to four feet high. A variant called the pygmy chimpanzee, or bonobo, has been recently recognized as a separate species.

Monkeynoun

(informal) A mischievous child.

‘Stop misbehaving, you little monkey!’; ‘She's a cheeky monkey.’;

Chimpanzeenoun

intelligent somewhat arboreal ape of equatorial African forests

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Monkeynoun

A dance move popular in the 1960s.

Chimpanzee

The chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes), also known as the common chimpanzee, or simply chimp, is a species of great ape native to the forest and savannah of tropical Africa. It has four confirmed subspecies and a fifth proposed subspecies.

Monkeynoun

Five hundred pounds sterling; five hundred dollars.

Monkeynoun

(slang) A person or the role of the person on the sidecar platform of a motorcycle involved in sidecar racing.

Monkeynoun

(slang) A person with minimal intelligence and/or an unattractive appearance

Monkeynoun

(blackjack) A face card.

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Monkeynoun

(slang) A menial employee who does a repetitive job, as in code monkey, grease monkey, phone monkey, powder monkey.

Monkeynoun

The weight or hammer of a pile driver; a heavy mass of iron, which, being raised high, falls on the head of the pile, and drives it into the earth; the falling weight of a drop hammer used in forging.

Monkeynoun

(historical) A small trading vessel of the sixteenth century.

Monkeynoun

(slang) A drug habit; an addiction; a compulsion.

Monkeynoun

A fluid consisting of hydrochloric acid and zinc, used in the process of soldering.

Monkeyverb

To meddle; to mess (with).

‘Please don't monkey with the controls if you don't know what you're doing.’;

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Monkeyverb

(transitive) To mimic; to ape.

Monkeynoun

In the most general sense, any one of the Quadrumana, including apes, baboons, and lemurs.

Monkeynoun

A term of disapproval, ridicule, or contempt, as for a mischievous child.

‘This is the monkey's own giving out; she is persuaded I will marry her.’;

Monkeynoun

The weight or hammer of a pile driver, that is, a very heavy mass of iron, which, being raised on high, falls on the head of the pile, and drives it into the earth; the falling weight of a drop hammer used in forging.

Monkeynoun

A small trading vessel of the sixteenth century.

Monkeyverb

To act or treat as a monkey does; to ape; to act in a grotesque or meddlesome manner.

Monkeynoun

any of various long-tailed primates (excluding the prosimians)

Monkeynoun

one who is playfully mischievous

Monkeyverb

play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly;

‘Someone tampered with the documents on my desk’; ‘The reporter fiddle with the facts’;

Monkeyverb

do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly;

‘The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house’;

Monkey

Monkey is a common name that may refer to certain groups or species of simian mammals of infraorder Simiiformes. The term is applied descriptively to groups of primates, such as families of New World monkeys and Old World monkeys.

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