noun don·key \ˈdäŋ-kē, ˈdəŋ-, ˈdŋ-\

: an animal that is like a small horse with large ears

plural donkeys

Full Definition of DONKEY

:  the domestic ass (Equus asinus)
:  a stupid or obstinate person

Examples of DONKEY

  1. <we put our bags on the donkey and headed down the canyon>
  2. <called him a donkey when he refused to go along with their plans>

Origin of DONKEY

origin unknown
First Known Use: circa 1785

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Rhymes with DONKEY

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learned or pedantic
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