hosemonkey

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From hose +‎ monkey.

Noun[edit]

hosemonkey (plural hosemonkeys)

  1. (slang, uncommon) Term of endearment for a firefighter.
    • 2009, Steven "Kelly" Grayson, En Route: A Paramedic's Stories of Life, Death, and Everything in Between:
      "Want me to ride with you?" she offered. "I'm a registered nurse when I'm not playing hose monkey."

Usage notes[edit]

  • Usually used by police officers or other emergency service officials.