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Noun: donkey  dóng-kee
  1. Domestic beast of burden descended from the African wild ass; patient but stubborn
    - domestic ass, Equus asinus
     
  2. The symbol of the Democratic Party; introduced in cartoons by Thomas Nast in 1874
     
  3. A person who lacks good judgment
    - fool, sap, muggins [Brit], tomfool, jughead [N. Amer], meathead, juggins [Brit], boofhead [Austral], charlie [Brit], mampara [S.Africa], nit [Brit], galah [Austral], drongo [Austral, NZ], moegoe [S.Africa]

Derived forms: donkeys

Type of: allegory, ass, emblem, simple, simpleton

Part of: Equus, genus Equus

Encyclopedia: Donkey