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don·key

 (dŏng′kē, dông′-)
n. pl. don·keys
1. The domesticated ass (Equus asinus), having long ears and a loud bray.
2. Slang An obstinate person.
3. Slang A stupid person.

[Perhaps from the name Duncan or of imitative origin.]

donkey

(ˈdɒŋkɪ)
n
1. (Animals) Also called: ass a long-eared domesticated member of the horse family (Equidae), descended from the African wild ass (Equus asinus)
2. a stupid or stubborn person
3. (Soccer) slang derogatory Brit a footballer known for his or her lack of skill: the players are a bunch of overpriced and overrated donkeys.
4. talk the hind leg(s) off a donkey to talk endlessly
[C18: perhaps from dun dark + -key, as in monkey]

don•key

(ˈdɒŋ ki, ˈdɔŋ-, ˈdʌŋ-)

n., pl. -keys,
adj. n.
1. a domesticated ass, Equus asinus.
2. a stupid, silly, or obstinate person.
adj.
3. auxiliary: donkey engine; donkey pump.
[1775–85; perhaps alter. of Dunkey, hypocoristic form of Duncan, man's name]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.donkey - the symbol of the Democratic Partydonkey - the symbol of the Democratic Party; introduced in cartoons by Thomas Nast in 1874
allegory, emblem - a visible symbol representing an abstract idea
2.donkey - domestic beast of burden descended from the African wild assdonkey - domestic beast of burden descended from the African wild ass; patient but stubborn
Equus, genus Equus - type genus of the Equidae: only surviving genus of the family Equidae
ass - hardy and sure-footed animal smaller and with longer ears than the horse
burro - small donkey used as a pack animal
moke - British informal for donkey

donkey

noun ass, mule, jackass, neddy strange creatures including a wild donkey
donkey's years (Informal) a long time, years, ages, for ever (informal), yonks (informal), an age or eternity I made them last for donkey's years.
Related words
male jack
female jenny
Translations
حِمارإنْسان غَبي ``حِمار''حمار
oselhlupák
æsel
azeno
aasi
magaractovar
ökörszamár
asniasni, bjáni
ロバ
당나귀
asinus
asilasjuodas darbaslabai ilgailabai seniai
ēzelisstulbenis
măgar
osel
åsna
ลา
eşekakılsızaptal kimse
con lừa

donkey

[ˈdɒŋkɪ]
A. Nburro m
female donkeyburra f
for donkey's years (Brit) → durante un porrón de or muchísimos años
I haven't seen him for donkey's years (Brit) → hace siglos que no lo veo
see also hind 1
B. CPD donkey derby N (Brit) → carrera f de burros
donkey jacket N (Brit) → chaqueta f de lanilla de trabajo
donkey engine Npequeña máquina f de vapor, motor m auxiliar
donkey work N (Brit) → trabajo m pesado

donkey

[ˈdɒŋki] nâne mdonkey jacket n (British)caban mdonkey work donkey-work n (British) the donkey work → le gros du travail, le plus dur (du travail)
to do all the donkey work → faire tout le sale boulot

donkey

nEsel m

donkey

:
donkey derby
nEselrennen nt
donkey engine
n (Rail) → (kleines) Hilfsaggregat
donkey jacket
n dicke (gefütterte) Jacke
donkey ride
nRitt mauf dem/einem Esel, Eselsritt m

donkey

[ˈdɒŋkɪ] nasino/a
I've known him for donkey's years (fam) → lo conosco da secoli

donkey

(ˈdoŋki) noun
1. a domesticated animal with long ears related to the horse but smaller.
2. a stupid person. Don't be such a donkey!
ˈdonkey-work noun
hard, uninteresting work. We have a computer now, which saves us a lot of donkey-work.
donkey's years/ages
a very long time. It's donkey's years since I was last there.

donkey

حِمار osel æsel Esel γάιδαρος burro aasi âne magarac asino ロバ 당나귀 ezel esel osioł burro, jumento осел åsna ลา eşek con lừa 毛驴
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