laughing jackass

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laughing jackass

laughing jackass

(Animals) another name for kookaburra1


(ˈkʊk əˌbɜr ə, -ˌbʌr ə)

n., pl. -ras.
any of several Australian and Papuan birds of the genus Dacelo, of the kingfisher family, esp. D. gigas, having a loud call that resembles laughter.
[1885–90; < Wiradjuri (Australian Aboriginal language)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.laughing jackass - Australian kingfisher having a loud cackling crylaughing jackass - Australian kingfisher having a loud cackling cry
kingfisher - nonpasserine large-headed bird with a short tail and long sharp bill; usually crested and bright-colored; feed mostly on fish
Dacelo, genus Dacelo - Australasian kingfishers
2.laughing jackass - almost extinct owl of New Zealand
bird of Minerva, bird of night, owl, hooter - nocturnal bird of prey with hawk-like beak and claws and large head with front-facing eyes
genus Sceloglaux, Sceloglaux - a genus of Strigidae
طَيْر أسْترالي
ledňák obrovský
hláturfugl, kókabúrra
rybárikovec obrovský
gülen balıkçıl


(ˈdʒӕkӕs) noun
1. a male ass.
2. a stupid person. the silly jackass!
laughing jackass
a type of Australian bird that sounds as if it is laughing.
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The laughing jackass is another name for which Australian bird?
Their nickname is the Laughing Jackass, due to their distinctive, hysterical laughing call.
Many people were outraged at his laughing jackass behaviour in London last week as he rejected British and Irish government proposals for a north-south political body with executive powers.