verb (used with object)
- parris island,
- parrish, maxfield,
- parrot fever,
- parrot toadstool,
- parrot tulip,
- parrot's disease,
Origin of parrot
Examples from the Web for parrot
Oliver bares his soul as he highlights comments in which he is compared to a parrot and knocked for mocking an unremarkable soda.Viral Video of the Day: John Oliver Reads Your YouTube Comments|Alex Chancey|September 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Finally the guy gets fed up and throws the parrot in the freezer to punish him.
There's the parrot, wings wrapped around himself, shivering.
Rudoren is a journalist for the New York Times and has a responsibility to evaluate rather than parrot.
With four other children, two more dogs, a parrot, and a cat back on the island, I was desperate to get home.
It no sooner knew that Mrs. Ben Wah wanted a parrot than it hustled about to supply one at once.The Battle with the Slum|Jacob A. Riis.
Properly a parrot; applied in England to the green wood-pecker (Gecinus viridis).
Olo means fort and Senga a parrot, and hence the island was called Olosenga—the fort or refuge of parrots.Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before|George Turner
The parrot is a universal favourite and is to be found in nearly every house.Vagaries|Axel Munthe
They divided the corn into two halves, and the Cat put her half away somewhere, and the Parrot carried his half to his nest.The Talking Thrush|William Crooke
verb -rots, -roting or -roted
Word Origin for parrot
1520s, of uncertain origin, perhaps from dialectal Middle French perrot, from a variant of Pierre "Peter;" or perhaps a dialectal form of perroquet (see parakeet). Replaced earlier popinjay. The German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt in South America in 1800 encountered a very old parrot that was the sole speaker of a dead Indian language, the original tribe having gone extinct.
"repeat without understanding," 1590s, from parrot (n.). Related: Parroted; parroting.