Synonyms of monkey in English:

monkey


See definition of monkey

noun

1

SYNONYMS

simian, primate, ape

2‘where have you been, you little monkey!’

SYNONYMS

rascal, imp, wretch, mischief-maker, devil, rogue

informal scamp, scallywag, horror, tyke, monster

British informal perisher

North American informal varmint, hellion

informal, dated rip

British informal, dated pickle

archaic scapegrace, rapscallion


Phrases

    make a monkey (out) of

      SYNONYMS

      make someone look a fool, make someone look foolish, make a fool of, make a laughing stock of, ridicule, deride, make fun of, poke fun at

      set someone up, play a trick on

    monkey about/around

      ‘we were just monkeying around upstairs’

      SYNONYMS

      fool about, fool around, play about, play around, clown about, clown around, fiddle-faddle, footle about, footle around

      informal

      mess about, mess around, horse about, horse around, lark, lark about, lark around, screw around, puddle about, puddle around

      British informal

      muck about, muck around, fanny about, fanny around

      British vulgar slang

      piss about, piss around, arse about, arse around, bugger about, bugger around

      monkey
    monkey with

      ‘don't monkey with that lock’

      SYNONYMS

      tamper with, fiddle with, interfere with, meddle with, tinker with, handle without permission, touch without permission, play with, fool with, trifle with

      informal

      mess with, dick around with

      British informal

      muck about with, muck around with

      monkey