Monkey vs Baboon - What's the difference?

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Monkey is a synonym of baboon.


As nouns the difference between monkey and baboon

is that monkey is any member of the clade simiiformes not also of the clade hominoidea containing humans and apes, from which they are usually, but not universally, distinguished by smaller size, a tail, and cheek pouches while baboon is an old world monkey of the genus papio , having dog-like muzzles and large canine teeth, cheek pouches, a short tail, and naked callosities on the buttocks.

As a verb monkey

is (label) to meddle; to mess with; to interfere; to fiddle.

monkey

English

(wikipedia monkey)

Noun

(en noun)
  • Any member of the clade Simiiformes not also of the clade Hominoidea containing humans and apes, from which they are usually, but not universally, distinguished by smaller size, a tail, and cheek pouches.
  • (label) A mischievous child.
  • Five hundred pounds sterling.
  • (label) A person or the role of the person on the sidecar platform of a motorcycle involved in sidecar racing.
  • (label) A person with minimal intelligence and/or (bad) looks.
  • (label) A face card.
  • (label) A menial employee who does a repetitive job.
  • The weight or hammer of a pile driver; a heavy mass of iron, which, being raised high, falls on the head of the pile, and drives it into the earth; the falling weight of a drop hammer used in forging.
  • A small trading vessel of the sixteenth century.
  • Derived terms

    * (menial employee) phone monkey, code monkey * brass monkey * capuchin monkey * grease monkey * green monkey * green monkey disease * monkey barge * monkey bars * monkey bike * monkey boot * monkey bread * monkey business * monkey dance * monkey drill * monkey-faced owl * monkey flip * monkey humping a football * monkey in the middle * monkey jacket * monkey motion * monkey nut * monkey orchid * monkey pole * monkey rum * monkey show * monkey spoon * monkey squirrel * monkey stove * Monkey Ward's * monkey orange * monkey pistol * monkey thorn * monkey wrench * not give a monkey's

    Verb

  • (label) To meddle; to mess with; to interfere; to fiddle.
  • ''Please don't monkey with the controls if you don't know what you're doing.
  • * 1920 , , The Understanding Heart , Chapter XII
  • “As an inventor,” Bob Mason suggested, “you're a howling success at shooting craps! Why monkey with weak imitations when you can come close to the original?”

    Derived terms

    {{der3, code monkey , grease monkey , I'll be a monkey's uncle , make a monkey out of , monkey's uncle , monkey around , monkey bars , monkey boy , monkey business , monkey humping a football , monkey man , monkey meat , monkeynut , monkey trial , monkey up , monkey script , , monkeyshines , monkey wrench , New World monkey , Old World monkey , porch monkey , powder monkey , snow monkey , spank the monkey}}

    See also

    * ape * primate 1000 English basic words

    baboon

    English

    (wikipedia baboon)

    Alternative forms

    * babian, babion * ** babewyne ** baboyne * ** babewen ** babewin ** babewyn ** babwen ** babwyn ** baubyn * ** baboon ** baboone ** babound ** baboune ** baboyn ** babwyne * ** baboon ** baboone ** baboune * ** baboon

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An Old World monkey of the genus Papio , having dog-like muzzles and large canine teeth, cheek pouches, a short tail, and naked callosities on the buttocks.
  • * 1971 : Philip José Farmer, Down in the Black Gang: and others; a story collection , page 79 (Nelson Doubleday)
  • Mix swallowed the comment he wanted to make, that the council hall stank like a congress of baboons . But he was in no position to insult his host, nor should he. The man was only expressing the attitude of his time.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2012, month=March-April
  • , author=John T. Jost , title=Social Justice: Is It in Our Nature (and Our Future)? , volume=100, issue=2, page=162 , magazine=(American Scientist) citation , passage=He draws eclectically on studies of baboons , descriptive anthropological accounts of hunter-gatherer societies and, in a few cases, the fossil record.}}

    Usage notes

    The collective noun for baboons is troop .

    Derived terms

    * baboonery * baboonish

    See also

    * chacma * drill * mandrill *

    References