dor

noun (1)
variants: or dorr \ ˈdȯ(ə)r , -​ȯ(ə) \ or less commonly dor bug
plural -s

Definition of dor

 (Entry 1 of 4)

: any of various insects that fly with a buzzing noise used often in combination dor fly

dor

noun (2)
\ " \
variants: or less commonly dorre \ " \
plural -s

Definition of dor (Entry 2 of 4)

archaic
give one the dor
archaic
: to make a fool of one
\ " \
variants: or less commonly dorre \ " \
dorred; dorred; dorring; dors also dorres

Definition of dor (Entry 3 of 4)

obsolete
: to make a fool of : mock

Dor

noun (3)
\ " \
plural Dor or Dors

Definition of Dor (Entry 4 of 4)

: bongo

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History and Etymology for dor

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dor. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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