- a parrot
- Obsolete a target consisting of a wooden parrot on a pole
- a talkative, conceited person
Origin: Middle English papejai from Middle French papagai, altered (infl. by gai: see jay) from Arabic babghōʾ, babbaghāʾ from a West African language: of echoic origin, originally
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Origin: Middle English, parrot, from Old French papegai, from Spanish papagayo or Old Provençal papagai, both from Arabic babġā’, babaġā’, from Persian babbaghā.