This page is about the slang term donkey

American and Australian English


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?


This 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

a. did his homework very well

b. left his homework at home

c. got good marks in the test

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Contributor: Matt Errey