American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The domesticated ass (Equus asinus).
- n. Slang An obstinate person.
- n. Slang A stupid person.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An ass: a familiar term.
- n. A stupid or obstinate and wrong-headed fellow.
- n. In mech., a subsidiary apparatus for carrying a weight or load, or coming into action to steady and support a primary element.
- n. A driving-frame or truck acting as a tractor on rails, to pull or haul a weight or load.
- n. A domestic animal, Equus africanus asinus, similar to a horse.
- n. A stubborn person.
- n. A fool.
- n. nautical A small auxiliary engine, also called donkey engine.
- n. poker slang A bad poker player.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An ass; or (less frequently) a mule.
- n. A stupid or obstinate fellow; an ass.
- n. domestic beast of burden descended from the African wild ass; patient but stubborn
- n. the symbol of the Democratic Party; introduced in cartoons by Thomas Nast in 1874
- Perhaps from the name Duncan or of imitative origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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