Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Relating to a monk; monkish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective rare Like, or suitable to, a monk.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Like or befitting a monk.

Etymologies

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monk +‎ -ly

Examples

  • This once-forgotten '60s beat band were comprised of awol US Marines stuck in Germany who, in 1965, shaved monkly bald spots on top of their noggins, proclaimed hate for the Beatles, and proceeded to create a pounding, hypnotic, super-fuzzed, gangly gang vocals and banjo-led bash that has influenced everything from lo-fi trash punks to lost-psych lovers to brainy beat-matchers and beyond.

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