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monkeyshine

[muhng-kee-shahyn] /ˈmʌŋ kiˌʃaɪn/
noun
1.
Usually, monkeyshines. a frivolous or mischievous prank; monkey business.
Origin of monkeyshine
1820-1830
1820-30; monkey + shine1 (in the sense of ‘a foolish prank’)
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  • His achievements had won for him a certain respect even from the officers whom he amused with his 49 monkeyshines.

    The Heart of Pinocchio Collodi Nipote
  • Run, then; an' if Job abuses you, just let me know it, an' I'll keep him from cuttin' up any monkeyshines.

    Toby Tyler James Otis
Slang definitions & phrases for monkeyshines

monkeyshines

noun

Tricks; japes and capers; pranks (1832+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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