Definition of parrot noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpærət//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpærət//
Pets, Birds
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  • a tropical bird with a curved beak. There are several types of parrot, most of which have bright feathers. Some are kept as pets and can be trained to copy human speech. See related entries: Pets, Birds
  • Word Originearly 16th cent.: probably from dialect French perrot, diminutive of the male given name Pierre ‘Peter’. Compare with parakeet.Idioms (British English, humorous) very disappointed See related entries: Unhappiness
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: parrot