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monkeyshine

[ muhng-kee-shahyn ]
/ ˈmʌŋ kiˌʃaɪn /
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noun
Usually monkeyshines . a frivolous or mischievous prank; monkey business.
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Origin of monkeyshine

First recorded in 1820–30; monkey + shine1 (in the sense of “a foolish prank”)
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