Definition of monkey-man in US English:

monkey-man

noun

  • Chiefly derogatory. A man likened to or supposed to resemble a monkey in some respect; (US slang, chiefly in African-American usage) a weak or gullible man, especially one subservient to his wife or lover, or to women generally.

Origin

Early 19th century (in an earlier sense). From monkey + man.

Pronunciation

monkey-man

/ˈmʌŋkɪˌman/