1. I〔動物〕a monkey;〔類人猿〕an ape

    猿のような monkeylike; apelike

    • 猿が鳴いている
    • A monkey is chattering [gibbering].
  1. II
  1. 1〔ずるい人〕a sly [wily] person;〔田舎者〕a yokel,《米口》 a hick
  1. 2〔真似のうまい人〕a mimic; an ape
  1. 猿も木から落ちる((諺)) Even Homer sometimes nods.
  1. 猿芝居a monkey show;〔下手な芝居〕a poorly performed play;〔愚かなたくらみ〕「a stupid [an inept] scheme
  1. 猿知恵shallow cunning
  1. 猿真似indiscriminate imitation; shallow [superficial] imitation; aping ((a person's actions))
  1. 猿回しa monkey trainer; a showman who trains monkeys to do tricks
    • 猿回しの猿
    • a performing monkey
  1. 猿面猿面の monkey-faced