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parrot

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noun par·rot \ˈper-ət, ˈpa-rət\

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

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Origin and Etymology of parrot

probably modification of Middle French perroquet


First Known Use: circa 1525


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parrot

verb par·rot

Definition of parrot

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to repeat by rote

Examples of parrot in a sentence

  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


PARROT Defined for English Language Learners

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parrot

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noun par·rot \ˈper-ət, ˈpa-rət\

Definition of parrot for English Language Learners

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


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parrot

verb par·rot

Definition of parrot for English Language Learners

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


PARROT Defined for Kids

parrot

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noun par·rot \ˈper-ət\

Definition of parrot for Students

  1. :  a brightly colored tropical bird that has a strong hooked bill and is sometimes trained to imitate human speech



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