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monkey run

^ Residents cock-a-hoop after winning fight to keep saucy underpass nameThe Yorkshire Post, 2006-03-11.

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  • monkey + run
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The railway underpass in the town centre has been called Tickle Cock by locals for at least a century and dates back to Victorian times. It is thought the name refers to a "monkey run" where the lads and lasses of Castleford did their courting... He added: "It dates back to the late 19th Century or early 20th Century and would function in the same way as any 'monkey run' where you paraded up and down trying to find a boyfriend or girlfriend."

Submitted on January 20, 2019

Additional definitions for 'monkey run':

monkey runA place where people congregate or promenade to find a boyfriend or girlfriend.
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