/mungk/, n.
1. Thelonious /theuh loh"nee euhs/ (Sphere), 1917-1982, U.S. jazz pianist and composer.
2. George. See Monck, George.

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(as used in expressions)
White Monk
Monk Meredith Jane
Monk Thelonious Sphere

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      man who separates himself from society and lives either alone (a hermit or anchorite) or in an organized community in order to devote himself full time to religious life. See monasticism.

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