dor

1

or dorr

[ dawr ]
/ dɔr /

noun

Also dor·bee·tle [dawr-beet-l] /ˈdɔrˌbit l/. a common European dung beetle, Geotrupes stercorarius.
any of several insects, as the June bug, that make a buzzing noise in flight.

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Origin of dor

1
before 900; Middle English dor(r)e, Old English dora; compare Middle Low German dorte drone

Definition for dor (2 of 3)

dor2
[ dawr ]
/ dɔr /

noun Archaic.

mockery; scorn.

Origin of dor

2
1545–55; < Old Norse dār mockery; compare German Tor fool

Definition for dor (3 of 3)

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British Dictionary definitions for dor

dor
/ (dɔː) /

noun

any European dung beetle of the genus Geotrupes and related genera, esp G. stercorarius, having a droning flight

Word Origin for dor

Old English dora bumblebee; related to Middle Low German dorte drone 1
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