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DONKEY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does donkey mean? 

DONKEY (noun)
  The noun DONKEY has 2 senses:

1. the symbol of the Democratic Party; introduced in cartoons by Thomas Nast in 1874
2. domestic beast of burden descended from the African wild ass; patient but stubborn

  Familiarity information: DONKEY used as a noun is rare.


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DONKEY (noun)


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Meaning:

The symbol of the Democratic Party; introduced in cartoons by Thomas Nast in 1874

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("donkey" is a kind of...):

allegory; emblem (a visible symbol representing an abstract idea)


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Meaning:

Domestic beast of burden descended from the African wild ass; patient but stubborn

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

domestic ass; donkey; Equus asinus

Hypernyms ("donkey" is a kind of...):

ass (hardy and sure-footed animal smaller and with longer ears than the horse)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "donkey"):

burro (small donkey used as a pack animal)

moke (British informal)

Holonyms ("donkey" is a member of...):

Equus; genus Equus (type genus of the Equidae: only surviving genus of the family Equidae)


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