The term literally indicates some kind of monkey jockey riding a racehorse.

I’m guessing it means “lunatic”.

I can’t find it in any dictionary. Any ideas?

  • You already got the gist of it. It's a picturesque description of a terrible twos. – dan Nov 8 '19 at 2:55

It seems to be 东北方言 (northeast dialect)

跳马猴子 - 顽皮淘气的孩子,多指男孩


'跳马猴子'指不老实的人,特别是小孩儿。如'你一天跳马猴子似的疯跑, 也不知道写作业'。

It's usually used for naughty and active boys.

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