a donkey, esp. one used as a pack animal in the SW U.S.
Origin of burroSpanish ; from burrico ; from Late Latin burricus, small horse
- A small donkey, especially one used as a pack animal.
- Slang A drug smuggler who swallows bags filled with a drug, especially heroin or cocaine, to avoid detection by drug enforcement officers or customs officials.
Origin of burroSpanish, back-formation from borrico, donkey, from Vulgar Latin *burr&imacron;cus, variant of Late Latin b&umacron;ricus, burricus, small horse, of unknown origin.