American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various small slender parrots, usually having long tapering tails and often kept as pets.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See parrakeet.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) Same as parrakeet.
- n. any of numerous small slender long-tailed parrots
- From Middle French perroquet, probably a diminutive form of the personal name Pierre; some variant forms perhaps via Italian parrocchetto, Spanish periquito. (Wiktionary)
- Spanish periquito, probably diminutive of Perico, diminutive of Pedro, Peter. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“April 5, 2009 10: 49 PM wonderful interview. .parakeet is such a force, you can feel it in her answers. bumight”
“April 2, 2009 3: 07 PM great interview ... and yes parakeet is a dakudaji blogger!”
“And I KNEW the parakeet was the one writing the posts!”
“You did a very good job putting them together and the parakeet is a nice touch too ;”
“Generally they've been relatively good about staying inside, but I guess this time, the call of the parakeet was a bit too much.”
“The parakeet is a lovely sight, with its powdery smooth green plumage and its arrow-straight flight and general liveliness - but it competes too well with native birds, and as with the Canada goose, where the parakeets move in, the locals tend to move out.”
“Another is the ring-necked parakeet, which is spreading so fast that the government has just allowed landowners to shoot them without a licence.”
“Al Sharpton said Kirsten Gillibrand should flip Harold Ford's criticism about her being a "parakeet" for Chuck Schumer and Senate leadership.”
“Yup, "parakeet" is probably from a diminutive of Pierre.”
“On Monday, he called her a "parakeet" who takes instructions from the party leadership.”
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