Definition of 'parrot'
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Many can only parrot the party line. Times, Sunday Times (2016)African grey parrots - favoured as pets for their ability to mimic human speech - are also now endangered due to unsustainable trapping. The Sun (2016)We might as well have been voting for a dead parrot. The Sun (2008) African grey parrots are not just good mimics but actually understand some of what they are saying. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There are no catchphrases to chant, no silly walks and definitely no dead parrots. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Long story short, the parrot dropped down dead. Times, Sunday Times (2015) African grey parrots are native to the rainforests of western and central Africa. Times, Sunday Times (2014)So how to persuade the local people that the parrots have more value in their forests than as money in a few people's pockets? Times, Sunday Times (2012)But we're not just talking cats or dogs here - more like monkeys and parrots. The Sun (2014)That means the nails curve at the ends, like a parrot's beak. The Sun (2010)He bought me an African grey parrot called Jasper. Times, Sunday Times (2006)At that point my theological parallel was brushed aside by the realisation that this was straight out of the Monty Python dead parrot sketch. Times, Sunday Times (2009)A blue and yellow parrot, dead, no trace of a cage. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'parrot'
British English: parrot /ˈpærət/ NOUN
A parrot is a tropical bird with a curved beak and brightly coloured or grey feathers. Parrots can be kept as pets.
- American English: parrot
- Arabic: بَغْبَغاءٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: papagaio
- Chinese: 鹦鹉
- Croatian: papiga
- Czech: papoušek
- Danish: papegøje
- Dutch: papegaai
- European Spanish: loro
- Finnish: papukaija
- French: perroquet
- German: Papagei
- Greek: παπαγάλος
- Italian: pappagallo
- Japanese: オウム
- Korean: 앵무새
- Norwegian: papegøye
- Polish: papuga
- European Portuguese: papagaio
- Romanian: papagal
- Russian: попугай
- Spanish: loro
- Swedish: papegoja
- Thai: นกแก้ว
- Turkish: papağan
- Ukrainian: папуга
- Vietnamese: con vẹt
British English: parrot VERB
If you disapprove of the fact that someone is just repeating what someone else has said, often without really understanding it, you can say that they are parroting it.
Generations of students have learnt to parrot the standard explanations.
Definition of parrot from the Collins English Dictionary
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