monkey on back

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monkey definition

  1. n.
    a playful child. (Also a term of address.) : Come here, you little monkey!
  2. n.
    a drug addiction. (Drugs. See also have a monkey on (one's) back.) : That monkey of mine is getting hungry again.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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