monking

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

monk +‎ -ing

Noun[edit]

monking (uncountable)

  1. The work or life of a monk.

Adjective[edit]

monking (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Monkish.
    • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
      The old coenobitic establishments of England were converted—perverted, rather—into monasteries and other monking receptacles.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

monking (plural monkings)

  1. A monkfish.