- 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.
Origin of dor1
before 900; Middle English dor(r)e, Old English dora; compare Middle Low German dorte drone
- mockery; scorn.
Origin of dor2
1545–55; < Old Norse dār mockery; compare German Tor fool
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Examples from the Web for dor
“Every time a rocket was launched, my phone went haywire,” said Dor Eldar, a 22-year-old dance instructor from Tel Aviv.The Israeli App Red Alert Saves Lives—but It Just Might Drive You Nuts
July 15, 2014
If the thought of DOR enters a man's head, he is not a Navy SEAL.Navy Seal Training: The Start of Hell Week
Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson
May 8, 2011
And, in fine, Dor must be regarded as an anticipator of the Entente cordiale.In the Heart of Vosges
Another thing for which Dor is praised is his wonderful memory.
So it is that Dor never learned, in the true sense, to draw.
The artists of Dor's time and country were very clear in their opinion.
As Dor piloted us to the open street, we asked him where his mother was.Johnny Ludlow. First Series
Mrs. Henry Wood
- any European dung beetle of the genus Geotrupes and related genera, esp G. stercorarius, having a droning flight
Old English dora bumblebee; related to Middle Low German dorte drone 1
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