Donkey Definition

dŏngkē, dông-
donkeys
noun
donkeys

A domesticated ass.

Webster's New World
The domesticated ass (Equus asinus), having long ears and a loud bray.
American Heritage
An obstinate person.
American Heritage
A person regarded as stupid, foolish, or obstinate.
Webster's New World

A fool.

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Donkey

Noun

Singular:
donkey
Plural:
donkeys

Origin of Donkey

  • The origin is uncertain. Originally a slang term. Perhaps from the name Duncan. Or from dun (“brownish grey colour”), with the ending added to rhyme with monkey.

    From Wiktionary

  • Perhaps from the name Duncan or of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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