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noun (1)

variants or dorr
or less commonly dor bug
plural -s
: any of various insects that fly with a buzzing noise
used often in combination
dor fly


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noun (2)

variants or less commonly dorre
plural -s


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transitive verb

variants or less commonly dorre
dorred; dorred; dorring; dors also dorres
: to make a fool of : mock


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noun (3)

plural Dor or Dors
: bongo
give one the dor
: to make a fool of one

Word History


Noun (1)

Middle English dorre, dore, from Old English dora bumblebee; akin to Middle Low German dorte drone, Old English drān

Noun (2)

probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse dār mockery, from dāra

Transitive verb

probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse dāra to mock, scoff, from Middle Low German bedōren to make a fool of, from dōre fool, lunatic; akin to Middle Dutch dōr fool, Middle High German tōre fool, lunatic, deaf person, dōsen to be quiet, doze, Latin fumus smoke

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“Dor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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