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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, ass, moke [Brit, informal]
  2. [informal] A stupid incompetent person
    - dimwit [informal], nitwit [informal], half-wit [informal], doofus [N. Amer, informal], numpty [UK, informal], nelly [informal], nellie [informal], dingleberry [US, informal], noodle [informal], yo-yo [N. Amer, informal], dufus [N. Amer, informal], simp [N. Amer, informal]
  3. [US] The symbol of the Democratic Party; introduced in cartoons by Thomas Nast in 1874

Derived forms: donkeys

Type of: allegory, ass, emblem, simple [archaic], simpleton

Part of: Equus, genus Equus

Encyclopedia: Donkey, Bird and Rocks