Variant of drone
- a male bee or ant which serves only in a reproductive capacity and does no work
- an idle person who lives by the work of others; parasite; loafer
- a person whose work is routine, monotonous, etc.; drudge
- a pilotless airplane that is directed in flight by remote control
Origin: ME < OE dran, akin to OS dran, MLowG drone < IE *dhren- < base *dher-, to buzz, hum > dor(beetle)
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