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Related to monkey wards: Montgomery Wards
slang A nickname for Montgomery Ward & Company, commonly called "Montgomery Ward's," a mail order retailer and department store chain. Sometimes capitalized. My grandfather had worked in monkey wards all his life until the company went bankrupt in 1997. I'll never forget the pile of massive catalogs my aunt kept in the corner of her living room. She said they were from Monkey Wards, which always made me laugh.
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n. Montgomery Wards, a department store chain. (The first mail- order house, it operated through the entire twentieth century. It now operates online.) I get that kind of stuff at monkey wards.
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