Definition of donkey
1 : the domestic ass (Equus asinus)
2 : a stupid or obstinate person
Examples of donkey in a Sentence
we put our bags on the donkey and headed down the canyon
called him a donkey when he refused to go along with their plans
Recent Examples of donkey from the Web
An attack by a black bear that killed and ate a donkey is part of a growing problem linked to an expanding bear population in Connecticut, state wildlife officials said.
The donkey's torso was full of puncture wounds and half of his hindquarters were eaten.
AlMaaytah hopes to use that money to spread knowledge of books and promote literary culture in the Middle East, even taking book fairs into prisons and into remote communities via bicycle or donkey carts.
The donkey party should do everything in its power to frame the tax-reform debate around the GOP’s actual priorities.
Some hotels are luring customers with mascots, and not just dogs, but also birds, cats, tortoises and even donkeys.
Several donkeys in the background await the pinning-on of tails by guests.
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Origin and Etymology of donkey
First Known Use: circa 1785See Words from the same year
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Definition of donkey for English Language Learners
: an animal that is like a small horse with large ears
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Definition of donkey for Students
: an animal related to but smaller than the horse that has short hair in mane and tail and very large ears
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