Parrot definition

părət
To repeat or imitate, esp. without understanding.
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A person who mechanically repeats the words or acts of others, usually without full understanding.
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One who imitates the words or actions of another, especially without understanding them.
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To repeat or imitate, especially without understanding.
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Any of an order (Psittaciformes) of tropical or subtropical birds with a hooked bill, brightly colored feathers, and feet having two toes pointing forward and two backward: some parrots can learn to imitate human speech.
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A kind of bird, many species of which are colourful and able to mimic human speech, of the order Psittaciformes.

I bought a wonderful parrot at the pet store.

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A parroter; a person who repeats what was just said.

What kind of a parrot are you? He just said that.

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(archaic) A puffin.
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To repeat (exactly what has just been said) without necessarily showing understanding, in the manner of a parrot.
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Any of numerous primarily tropical and subtropical birds of the order Psittaciformes, characterized by a short hooked bill, brightly colored plumage, and, in some species, the ability to mimic human speech or other sounds.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
parrot
Plural:
parrots

Origin of parrot

  • Probably from French dialectal Perrot diminutive of Pierre Peter

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

  • First attested in 1525. From Middle French perrot, either a diminutive of Pierre or a shortened form of perroquet. Compare French pierrot and Occitan parrat. A number of origins have been suggested for perroquet, such as Spanish periquito and Italian parrocchetto. The relationship between these various words is disputed. Replaced earlier popinjay.

    From Wiktionary

  • Variant of Parrott.

    From Wiktionary