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donkey

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EtymologyEdit

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.

PronunciationEdit

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  • /ˈdɒŋki/, (archaic/US dialectal (Brooklyn)) IPA(key): /ˈdʌŋki/
  • Rhymes: -ɒŋki

NounEdit

A donkey

donkey (plural donkeys)

  1. A domestic animal, Equus africanus asinus, similar to a horse.
  2. A stubborn person.
  3. A fool.
  4. (nautical) A small auxiliary engine, also called donkey engine.
  5. (poker slang) A bad poker player.

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