donkey

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noun don·key \ˈdäŋ-kē, ˈdəŋ-, ˈdȯŋ-\

Definition of donkey

plural

donkeys

  1. 1 :  the domestic ass (Equus asinus)

  2. 2 :  a stupid or obstinate person

Examples of donkey in a Sentence

  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 and Etymology of donkey

origin unknown


First Known Use: circa 1785



DONKEY Defined for English Language Learners

donkey

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noun don·key \ˈdäŋ-kē, ˈdəŋ-, ˈdȯŋ-\

Definition of donkey for English Language Learners

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


DONKEY Defined for Kids

donkey

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noun don·key \ˈdäŋ-kē, ˈdəŋ-, ˈdȯŋ-\

Definition of donkey for Students

plural

donkeys

  1. :  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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