To hack together hardware for a particular task, especially a one-shot job. Connotes an extremely crufty and consciously temporary solution. Compare hack up, kluge up.
- Monkey ward
noun phrase The Montgomery Ward retail company (1930s+)
- Monkey work
noun unsatisfying and repetitive work
[muhng-kee-rench] /ˈmʌŋ kiˌrɛntʃ/ verb (used with object) 1. to ruin (plans, a schedule, etc.) unavoidably or, sometimes, deliberately: The storm monkey-wrenched our plans for a picnic. verb (used without object) 2. to prevent, delay, or sabotage industrialization or development of wilderness areas, especially through vandalism. noun 1. Also called, especially British, adjustable spanner. a wrench […]
[muhngk-fish] /ˈmʌŋkˌfɪʃ/ noun, plural (especially collectively) monkfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) monkfishes. 1. (def 3). /ˈmʌŋkˌfɪʃ/ noun (pl) -fish, -fishes 1. Also called (US) goosefish. any of various anglers of the genus Lophius 2. another name for the angel shark