Etymology: Old English munuc < Latin monachus < Ancient Greek ' (monachos) "single, solitary" < ' (monos) "alone"
- A male member of a monastic order who has devoted his life for religious service.
- (context, slang) A male who leads an isolated life; a loner, a hermit.
- (context, slang) An unmarried man who does not have sexual relationships.
- (context, slang) A judge.
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