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donkey

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noun don·key \ˈdäŋ-kē, ˈdəŋ-, ˈdȯŋ-\

Simple Definition of donkey

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

Full Definition of donkey

plural donkeys

  1. 1 :  the domestic ass (Equus asinus)

  2. 2 :  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

Rhymes with donkey




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