Definition of Doctor Dolittle from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Doctor Dolittle

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the main character in a series of children's books by the English author Hugh Lofting (1886-1947). Dr Dolittle is an expert in animal languages and has many animal friends who he defends against humans when necessary. One is a strange animal called a Push-me-pull-you, with a head at each end of its body. The doctor first appeared in The Story of Doctor Dolittle (1920).