Brass monkey

Brass Monkey is the name of various people and things. In several cases, the people and things were named after, or as an allusion to, the colloquial expression.

*Brass monkey (colloquial expression), meaning something solid and inert that can only be affected by extremes, or meaning an extreme of cold.
*Brass Monkey (cocktail), an alcoholic drink
*Brass Monkey (band), an English folk band
*"Brass Monkey" (film), a 1948 film
*"Brass Monkey" (song), a song on the Beastie Boys' 1986 debut album "Licensed to Ill"
*Brass Monkeys, a UK men's underwear brand.
*A supervillain in the comic book "Astro City"
*A nickname for the maritime flag of the Cunard Line
*A character in Salman Rushdie's novel Midnight's Children
*The ring-name of Professional MMA fighter, "Jason 'Brass Monkey' Hann"
*The human settlement on the extremely cold alien world Tran-Ky-Ky in the 1974 Alan Dean Foster science fiction novel "Icerigger".
*Brass Monkey has also become a relatively common public house name.
*The Brass Monkey Rally, an annual motorcycling event in New Zealand


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  • brass monkey —    If it s brass monkey weather, or cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey, it is extremely cold.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Brass monkey —   If it s brass monkey weather, or cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey, it is extremly cold …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • brass monkey — adjective Very cold. Its brass monkey weather today, isnt it? …   Wiktionary

  • brass monkey — I Australian Slang three balls that hang outside a pawn shop II Everyday English Slang in Ireland phr In reference to exceptionally cold weather It d freeze the balls off a brass monkey . III Glesga Glossary Junkie …   English dialects glossary

  • Brass Monkey — noun a) An Australian lager beer. b) A brand of inexpensive liquor …   Wiktionary

  • Brass monkey — three balls that hang outside a pawn shop …   Dictionary of Australian slang

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