Definition of Monkeying

1. Verb. (present participle of monkey) ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Monkeying

1. monkey [v] - See also: monkey

Lexicographical Neighbors of Monkeying

monkey pinscher
monkey pod
monkey puzzle
monkey see, monkey do
monkey trail
monkey trails
monkey trap
monkey wrench
monkey wrenches
monkeydom
monkeyed
monkeyflower
monkeyflowers
monkeygland
monkeyhood
monkeying (current term)
monkeyish
monkeykind
monkeylike
monkeypod
monkeypods
monkeypot
monkeypots
monkeypox
monkeypox virus
monkeys
monkeyshine
monkeyshines
monkeywrench

Literary usage of Monkeying

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Circuits of Victory by Abraham Lincoln Lavine (1921)
""There go those damn nuisances monkeying with the periscope again," ... "We damn nuisances are going to quit monkeying with the periscope to-morrow. ..."

2. Ordered to China: Letters of Wilbur J. Chamberlin Written from China While by Wilbur J Chamberlin (1903)
"monkeying with letters is an old Chinese trick, and if any of the letters I have written ... I have been monkeying around most of the day to-day with the ..."

3. Ordered to China: Letters Written from China While Under Commission from the by Wilbur J. Chamberlin, Georgia Louise Chamberlin (1904)
"monkeying with letters is an old Chinese trick, and if any of the letters I have written ... I have been monkeying around most of the day to-day with the ..."

4. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1886 There must be no monkeying with the issue.—Chicago Advance, Sept. 9. (NED) 1888 Preventing inquisitive visitors from monkeying with the machinery. ..."

5. The Best Short Stories of ... and the Yearbook of the American Short Story edited by Edward Joseph Harrington O'Brien (1918)
"Oh yes, numbers of Swedes and Italians were in a desperate way monkeying with powder. It's a fetching business. In a week, look here, Scarecrow Charlie left ..."

6. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"All cursed the doer for an evil Called here enlarging on the Devil, There monkeying the Lord. Un. Browning, Tale of Villafranca, at 8. monkey-apple ..."

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