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[ dawr ]
/ dɔr /
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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

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First recorded before 900; Middle English dor(r)e,Old English dora; compare Middle Low German dorte “drone”

Other definitions for dor (2 of 3)

dor2
[ dawr ]
/ dɔr /

noun Archaic.
mockery; scorn.

Origin of dor

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

Other definitions for dor (3 of 3)

Dor.

abbreviation
Dorian.
Doric.
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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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