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

 

parrot

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈpærət//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpærət//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they parrot
BrE BrE//ˈpærət//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpærət//
 
he / she / it parrots
BrE BrE//ˈpærəts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpærəts//
 
past simple parroted
BrE BrE//ˈpærətɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpærətɪd//
 
past participle parroted
BrE BrE//ˈpærətɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpærətɪd//
 
-ing form parroting
BrE BrE//ˈpærətɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpærətɪŋ//
 
 
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parrot somebody/something (disapproving) to repeat what somebody else has said without thinking about what it means Word Origin early 16th cent.: probably from dialect French perrot, diminutive of the male given name Pierre ‘Peter’. Compare with parakeet.
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