What is a monkey?

You all know what a monkey is right? If not, I’ll tell you…

A monkey is a primate that lives in the trees. They are closely related to humans and like warm climates.

The word ‘monkey’ is a slang term for a mischievous person.

e.g. My grandson is a little monkey! He opened all my drawers and has thrown my knickers all over the floor.

idioms and expressions about monkeys

Click on the pictures below to learn some common idioms and expressions with monkeys. Each idiom includes the meaning and a real-life picture example.​

animal idioms - monkey expressions and phrases
monkey phrases - brass monkeys
monkey sayings - don't give a monkey's
monkey expressions - go ape shit
monkey idioms - make a monkey out of someone
monkey expressions - monkey business
monkey idioms - monkey see, monkey do