verb (used with object)
Origin of parrot
Examples from the Web for parrotlike
Historical Examples of parrotlike
The devil take you and your parrotlike repetition of one word!The Bartlett Mystery
He knew his clay, the day labourer, with his parrotlike mentality.The Drums Of Jeopardy
The mouth has no teeth, but the lips are coated with horn, making a parrotlike beak that can inflict a severe bite.Zoology: The Science of Animal Life
verb -rots, -roting or -roted
Word Origin for parrot
"repeat without understanding," 1590s, from parrot (n.). Related: Parroted; parroting.
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.