What does parrot mean?

Definitions for parrot
ˈpær ətpar·rot

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. parrot(noun)

    usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds

  2. parrot(verb)

    a copycat who does not understand the words or acts being imitated

  3. parrot(verb)

    repeat mindlessly

    "The students parroted the teacher's words"


  1. parrot(Noun)

    A kind of bird, many species of which are colourful and able to mimic human speech.

    I bought a wonderful parrot at the pet store.

  2. parrot(Noun)

    A parroter; a person who repeats what was just said.

    What kind of a parrot are you? He just said that.

  3. parrot(Noun)

    A puffin.

  4. parrot(Noun)

    Channel coal.

  5. parrot(Verb)

    To repeat (exactly what has just been said) without necessarily showing understanding, in the manner of a parrot.

  6. Origin: First attested in 1525. From perrot, either a diminutive of Pierre or a shortened form of perroquet. Compare French pierrot and Occitan parrat. A number of origins have been suggested for perroquet, such as Spanish periquito and Italian parrochetto. The relationship between these various words is disputed. Replaced earlier popinjay.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Parrot(noun)

    in a general sense, any bird of the order Psittaci

  2. Parrot(noun)

    any species of Psittacus, Chrysotis, Pionus, and other genera of the family Psittacidae, as distinguished from the parrakeets, macaws, and lories. They have a short rounded or even tail, and often a naked space on the cheeks. The gray parrot, or jako (P. erithacus) of Africa (see Jako), and the species of Amazon, or green, parrots (Chrysotis) of America, are examples. Many species, as cage birds, readily learn to imitate sounds, and to repeat words and phrases

  3. Parrot(verb)

    to repeat by rote, as a parrot

  4. Parrot(verb)

    to chatter like a parrot

  5. Origin: [Prob. fr. F. Pierrot, dim. of Pierre Peter. F. pierrot is also the name of the sparrow. Cf. Paroquet, Petrel, Petrify.]


  1. Parrot

    Parrots, also known as psittacines, are birds of the roughly 372 species in 86 genera that make up the order Psittaciformes, found in most tropical and subtropical regions. The order is subdivided into three superfamilies: the Psittacoidea, the Cacatuoidea and the Strigopoidea. Parrots have a generally pantropical distribution with several species inhabiting temperate regions in the Southern Hemisphere as well. The greatest diversity of parrots is found in South America and Australasia. Characteristic features of parrots include a strong, curved bill, an upright stance, strong legs, and clawed zygodactyl feet. Many parrots are vividly coloured, and some are multi-coloured. The plumage of cockatoos ranges from mostly white to mostly black, with a mobile crest of feathers on the tops of their heads. Most parrots exhibit little or no sexual dimorphism. They form the most variably sized bird order in terms of length. The most important components of most parrots' diets are seeds, nuts, fruit, buds and other plant material. A few species sometimes eat animals and carrion, while the lories and lorikeets are specialised for feeding on floral nectar and soft fruits. Almost all parrots nest in tree hollows, and lay white eggs from which hatch altricial young.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Parrot

    par′rut, n. one of a family of tropical and subtropical birds, with brilliant plumage and a hooked bill, remarkable for their faculty of imitating the human voice: a repeater of the words of others.—v.t. and v.i. to repeat by rote.—ns. Par′rot-coal, a kind of coal which crepitates in burning; Par′roter; Par′rot-fish, a name applied to various fishes, from their colours or the shape of their jaws; Par′rotry, servile imitation. [Contr. of Fr. perroquet.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    An individual who can never be held responsible for what he says.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of parrot in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of parrot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of parrot in a Sentence

  1. Billy Graham:

    A real Christian is a person who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip.

  2. Wilbur Wright:

    I know of only one bird - the parrot - that talks and it can't fly very high.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Intellectual is a parrot; wise man is a crow. One is repetitive; other is creative!

  4. Will Rogers:

    Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Man is a parrot in the House of History; he listens and then he repeats the same crap over and over!

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