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parrot

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noun par·rot \ˈper-ət, ˈpa-rət\

Simple Definition of parrot

  • : a bright-colored tropical bird that has a curved bill and the ability to imitate speech

Full Definition of parrot

  1. 1 :  any of numerous widely distributed tropical birds (order Psittaciformes and especially family Psittacidae) that are often crested and brightly colored, have a distinctive stout hooked bill and zygodactyl feet, and include some excellent mimics

  2. 2 :  a person who sedulously echoes another's words

parrot adjective

Origin of parrot

probably modification of Middle French perroquet


First Known Use: circa 1525

Rhymes with parrot


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parrot

verb par·rot

Simple Definition of parrot

  • : to repeat (something, such as words, ideas, etc.) without understanding the meaning

Full Definition of parrot

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to repeat by rote

Examples of parrot

  1. Some of the students were just parroting what the teacher said.

  2. <the toddler parroted everything her father said, often to the latter's embarrassment>



1596

First Known Use of parrot

1596



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