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donkey American and Australian English

Meaning: a stupid or silly person

For example:

  • I remember breaking a window with a cricket ball while playing in our garden. My dad came out and said, "Who was the donkey who did that?"

  • You forgot to bring your ATM card? Well, you're a donkey, aren't you?

Variety: This slang is typically used in American and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

Tommy's teacher called him a donkey because he
  1. did his homework very well
  2. left his homework at home
  3. got good marks in the test

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