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parrotnoun [C]

uk   /ˈpær.ət/  us   /ˈper-/
B1 a tropical bird with a curved beak, often kept as a pet and trained to copy the human voice
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parrotverb [T]

uk   /ˈpær.ət/  us   /ˈper-/ disapproving
to repeat exactly what someone else says, without understanding it or thinking about its meaning: She doesn't have an original thought in her head - she just parrots anything that Sara says.
Translations of “parrot”
in Arabic بَبَغاء…
in Korean 앵무새…
in Malaysian burung nuri…
in French perroquet…
in Turkish papağan…
in Italian pappagallo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鸚鵡…
in Russian попугай…
in Polish papuga…
in Vietnamese con vẹt…
in Spanish loro, papagayo…
in Portuguese papagaio…
in Thai นกแก้ว…
in German der Papagei…
in Catalan lloro, papagai…
in Japanese オウム…
in Indonesian nuri, beo…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鹦鹉…
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