noun, plural don·keys.
Origin of donkey
Examples from the Web for donkey
In the second instance, it is a man and his wife pleading from atop a donkey.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq|Nathan Bradley Bethea|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He patrolled on foot, and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) filled the donkey paths that crisscrossed the wadis and hills.How a Thumb-Sized Gauge Is Revolutionizing Traumatic Brain Injuries|Brian Castner|March 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For the donkeys who have long felt that Donkey Ball should not be real, 2014 earns an A-.
He was painting the Sistine Chapel, and he was angry at one of the bishops or cardinals, so he painted him in with donkey ears.Interview: T Bone Burnett, the Coen Brothers’ Music Guru|Andrew Romano|December 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The second page of the Power Point is headlined “Politics” and features two photographs—an elephant and a donkey.The Nature of the Beast: The Breathless Press and the Phony IRS ‘Scandal’|Michael Tomasky|July 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
"Suppose we go up to the Corner and see what's stirring," suggested the Donkey, with a yawn.
There's no virtue in riding behind a donkey if you can own a carriage.The Root of Evil|Thomas Dixon
Four legs began to grow on him, a thick head, and two long ears, and he saw with horror that he had changed into a donkey.The Yellow Fairy Book|Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
We only heard that when his regiment left, some months later, the donkey marched out with them just in front of the band.Live Toys|Emma Davenport
And I won't need your ears to prove you're a donkey, so don't worry about that.Skyrider|B. M. Bower
British Dictionary definitions for donkey
Word Origin for donkey
Word Origin and History for donkey
1785, originally slang, perhaps a diminutive from dun "dull gray-brown," the form perhaps influenced by monkey. Or possibly from a familiar form of Duncan (cf. dobbin). The older English word was ass (n.1).