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par·rot

 (păr′ət)
n.
1. 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.
2. One who imitates the words or actions of another, especially without understanding them.
tr.v. par·rot·ed, par·rot·ing, par·rots
To repeat or imitate, especially without understanding.

[Probably from French dialectal Perrot, diminutive of Pierre, Peter.]

par′rot·er n.

parrot

(ˈpærət)
n
1. (Animals) any bird of the tropical and subtropical order Psittaciformes, having a short hooked bill, compact body, bright plumage, and an ability to mimic sounds.
2. a person who repeats or imitates the words or actions of another unintelligently
3. sick as a parrot usually facetious extremely disappointed
vb, -rots, -roting or -roted
(tr) to repeat or imitate mechanically without understanding
[C16: probably from French paroquet; see parakeet]
ˈparrotry n

par•rot

(ˈpær ət)

n.
1. any of numerous gregarious, noisy, often brilliantly colored birds of the order Psittaciformes, principally of the tropics and warmer regions of the Southern Hemisphere: some species have the ability to mimic speech when in captivity.
2. a person who, without thought or understanding, repeats the words of another.
v.t.
3. to repeat without thought or understanding.
[1515–25; appar. < Middle French P(i)errot, diminutive of Pierre (see parakeet), though a comparable sense of the French word is not known until the 18th century]

parrot

Identification friend or foe transponder equipment.

parrot


Past participle: parroted
Gerund: parroting

Imperative
parrot
parrot
Present
I parrot
you parrot
he/she/it parrots
we parrot
you parrot
they parrot
Preterite
I parroted
you parroted
he/she/it parroted
we parroted
you parroted
they parroted
Present Continuous
I am parroting
you are parroting
he/she/it is parroting
we are parroting
you are parroting
they are parroting
Present Perfect
I have parroted
you have parroted
he/she/it has parroted
we have parroted
you have parroted
they have parroted
Past Continuous
I was parroting
you were parroting
he/she/it was parroting
we were parroting
you were parroting
they were parroting
Past Perfect
I had parroted
you had parroted
he/she/it had parroted
we had parroted
you had parroted
they had parroted
Future
I will parrot
you will parrot
he/she/it will parrot
we will parrot
you will parrot
they will parrot
Future Perfect
I will have parroted
you will have parroted
he/she/it will have parroted
we will have parroted
you will have parroted
they will have parroted
Future Continuous
I will be parroting
you will be parroting
he/she/it will be parroting
we will be parroting
you will be parroting
they will be parroting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been parroting
you have been parroting
he/she/it has been parroting
we have been parroting
you have been parroting
they have been parroting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been parroting
you will have been parroting
he/she/it will have been parroting
we will have been parroting
you will have been parroting
they will have been parroting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been parroting
you had been parroting
he/she/it had been parroting
we had been parroting
you had been parroting
they had been parroting
Conditional
I would parrot
you would parrot
he/she/it would parrot
we would parrot
you would parrot
they would parrot
Past Conditional
I would have parroted
you would have parroted
he/she/it would have parroted
we would have parroted
you would have parroted
they would have parroted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parrot - usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic soundsparrot - usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds
bird - warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
order Psittaciformes, Psittaciformes - an order of birds including parrots and amazons and cockatoos and lorikeets and lories and macaws and parakeets
popinjay - an archaic term for a parrot
poll parrot, poll - a tame parrot
African gray, African grey, Psittacus erithacus - commonly domesticated grey parrot with red-and-black tail and white face; native to equatorial Africa
amazon - mainly green tropical American parrots
macaw - long-tailed brilliantly colored parrot of Central America and South America; among the largest and showiest of parrots
kea, Nestor notabilis - large brownish-green New Zealand parrot
cockatoo - white or light-colored crested parrot of the Australian region; often kept as cage birds
cockateel, cockatiel, cockatoo parrot, Nymphicus hollandicus - small grey Australian parrot with a yellow crested head
lovebird - small African parrot noted for showing affection for their mates
lory - small brightly colored Australasian parrots having a brush-tipped tongue for feeding on nectar and soft fruits
parakeet, paraquet, paroquet, parrakeet, parroket, parroquet - any of numerous small slender long-tailed parrots
2.parrot - a copycat who does not understand the words or acts being imitated
aper, copycat, emulator, imitator, ape - someone who copies the words or behavior of another
Verb1.parrot - repeat mindlessly; "The students parroted the teacher's words"
echo, repeat - to say again or imitate; "followers echoing the cries of their leaders"

parrot

verb repeat, echo, imitate, copy, reiterate, mimic Many politicians simply parrot impressive-sounding phrases.
Related words
adjective psittacine

parrot

noun
One who mindlessly imitates another:
verb
To copy (another) slavishly:
Translations
na-aperpapegaai
папагал
papoušekpapouškovat
papegøje
papago
loropapagayocotorrahablar como un papagayo
papagoi
papukaijahokea
papigapapagaj
papagáj
nuri
páfagaukur
オウム
앵무새
psittacus
papūga
papagailis
papegaaipapegaaienna-apernapratennaprater
papagal
papagáj
papigapapagaj
papegoja
นกแก้ว
папуга
con vẹtvẹt

parrot

[ˈpærət]
A. Nloro m, papagayo m
they repeated it like parrotslo repitieron como loros
see also sick A3
B. VT [+ words] → repetir como un loro

parrot

[ˈpærət]
nperroquet m
to be as sick as a parrot (British)être dégoûté(e)
vt [+ views, phrases] → répéter comme un perroquet (or comme des perroquets)parrot fashion parrot-fashion [ˈpærətfæʃən] adv [learn] → en répétant comme un perroquet (or comme des perroquets); [repeat] → comme un perroquet (or comme des perroquets)
The children learn things parrot fashion → Les enfants apprennent les choses en les répétant comme des perroquets.

parrot

nPapagei m; he felt as sick as a parrot (Brit inf) → ihm war kotzübel (inf); he was as sick as a parrot (Brit inf: = vomited) → er kotzte wie ein Reiher (inf)
vt(wie ein Papagei) nachplappern (sb jdm)

parrot

:
parrot cry
parrot disease
parrot-fashion
adv to repeat something parrotetw wie ein Papagei nachplappern; he learned the poem parroter lernte das Gedicht stur auswendig
parrot fever
parrotfish
nPapageifisch m
parrot-like
adjpapageienhaft; this parrot way of learningdies sture Auswendiglernen
parrot phrase

parrot

[ˈpærət] npappagallo

parrot

(ˈpӕrət) noun
a kind of bird found in warm countries, especially in South America, with a hooked bill and usually brightly-coloured feathers, that can be taught to imitate human speech.

parrot

بَغْبَغاءٌ papoušek papegøje Papagei παπαγάλος loro papukaija perroquet papiga pappagallo オウム 앵무새 papegaai papegøye papuga papagaio попугай papegoja นกแก้ว papağan con vẹt 鹦鹉
References in classic literature ?
Jo liked his good breeding, and didn't mind having a laugh at Aunt March, so she gave him a lively description of the fidgety old lady, her fat poodle, the parrot that talked Spanish, and the library where she reveled.
A green and yellow parrot, which hung in a cage outside the door, kept repeating over and over:
Hastily folding and directing this, she went to a drawer and made up a little package of clothing for her boy, which she tied with a handkerchief firmly round her waist; and, so fond is a mother's remembrance, that, even in the terrors of that hour, she did not forget to put in the little package one or two of his favorite toys, reserving a gayly painted parrot to amuse him, when she should be called on to awaken him.
Well, there was a big outlandish parrot on each side of the clock, made out of something like chalk, and painted up gaudy.
She was a ferret- eyed, blond-haired, spindle-legged little creature whose mind was a cross between that of a parrot and a sheep.
She wore a green brocade dress and held a green parrot on her finger.
But his favorite pets were Dab-Dab the duck, Jip the dog, Gub-Gub the baby pig, Polynesia the parrot, and the owl Too-Too.
She brought me up to royalties, and people with stars and garters, and elderly ladies with gigantic tiaras and parrot noses.
This parrot not only spoke well, but it had the gift of telling all that had been done before it.
The Princess, who expected to be quite alone, was pleased at finding herself surrounded by a number of pretty girls, all anxious to wait on her, whilst a brilliantly-coloured parrot said the most agreeable things in the world.
And this proves not only that the brutes have less reason than man, but that they have none at all: for we see that very little is required to enable a person to speak; and since a certain inequality of capacity is observable among animals of the same species, as well as among men, and since some are more capable of being instructed than others, it is incredible that the most perfect ape or parrot of its species, should not in this be equal to the most stupid infant of its kind or at least to one that was crack-brained, unless the soul of brutes were of a nature wholly different from ours.
She was biting her sugar, and testifying her pleasure by pretty gestures and affectations with which, had she her reason, she might have imitated her parrot or her cat.