Monkey Hanger

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Citizens of Hartlepool are alleged to have thought that a monkey which washed up onto the beach by the town during the Napoleonic wars was a French spy, and to have hanged it accordingly.

Noun[edit]

Monkey Hanger (plural Monkey Hangers)

  1. (Teesside, Northeast England, offensive) A person from Hartlepool.