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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, meathead, jughead [N. Amer], juggins [Brit], charlie [Brit], galah [Austral], drongo [Austral, NZ], diddy [Brit, informal], moegoe [S.Africa], mampara [S.Africa], nit [Brit], boofhead [Austral]

Derived forms: donkeys

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

Part of: Equus, genus Equus

Encyclopedia: Donkey, Bird and Rocks