monkey run

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

monkey +‎ run

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

monkey run (plural monkey runs)

  1. (Britain, idiomatic) A place where people congregate or promenade to find a boyfriend or girlfriend.
    • 2006 March 11, “Residents cock-a-hoop after winning fight to keep saucy underpass name”, in The Yorkshire Post[1]:
      The railway underpass in the town centre has been called Tickle Cock by locals for at least a century and dates back to Victorian times. It is thought the name refers to a "monkey run" where the lads and lasses of Castleford did their courting ... He added: "It dates back to the late 19th Century or early 20th Century and would function in the same way as any 'monkey run' where you paraded up and down trying to find a boyfriend or girlfriend."