1. [ noun ] (zoology) any of various long-tailed primates (excluding the prosimians)
Related terms: primate New_World_monkey Old_World_monkey
2. [ verb ] play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly
Synonyms: tamper fiddle

"Someone tampered with the documents on my desk" "The reporter fiddle with the facts"

Related terms: manipulate imp
3. [ verb ] (work) do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly
Synonyms: mess_around tinker potter monkey_around muck_around muck_about putter

"The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house"

Related terms: work puddle tinker putterer
4. [ noun ] one who is playfully mischievous
Synonyms: scamp rascal rapscallion scalawag scallywag imp
Related terms: child terror tamper
Similar spelling:   monk