Meaning of “donkey” in the English Dictionary


"donkey" in English

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donkeynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdɒŋ.ki/ us /ˈdɑːŋ.ki/

Examples from literature

  • And you should see his pomposity as he rides his humble donkey through the streets of Seoul. 
  • Caroline and the donkey walked slowly off toward the wood, which cast cool shadows. 
  • He is a very gentle old donkey. 
  • The donkey was waiting outside with all the patience for which donkeys are renowned. 
  • The only sound he made was a low word of encouragement to the donkey. 

(Definition of “donkey” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"donkey" in American English

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donkeynoun [ C ]

us /ˈdɑŋ·ki, ˈdʌŋ-, ˈdɔŋ-/

a gray or brown animal like a small horse with long ears

(Definition of “donkey” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)