Monk

a term of contempt; probably an abbreviation of monkey.
sb. monkVariants: monek, munec, muneces, pl., munekes, monekes, monkesEtymology: Anglo-Saxon munec; Latin monachus; Greek μοναχός, solitary.

A Lay of St. Dunstan. By George Cruikshank.

FROM THE "INGOLDSBY LEGENDS."