Definitions

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  • n. servile imitation or repetition

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Servile imitation or repetition.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The habit or act of parroting; imitation, as by a parrot, of words; especially, servile imitation.

Etymologies

parrot +‎ -ry (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This entire media parrotry is repeating the bloodcurdling message morning, noon and night: Gaza is becoming a second South Lebanon!

    Who is Afraid of the Iranian Bomb?

  • The economic and political dependence of this African neo-colonial bourgeoisie is reflected in its culture of apemanship and parrotry enforced on a restive population through police boots, barbed wire, a gowned clergy and judiciary; their ideas are spread by a corpus of state intellectuals, the academic and journalistic laureates of the neo-colonial establishment.

    ANC Today

  • It requires the negation of the situation according to which a "culture of apemanship and parrotry (is) enforced on a restive population through police boots, barbed wire, a gowned clergy and judiciary; the ideas (of repressive ruling groups) are spread by a corpus of state intellectuals, the academic and journalistic laureates of the neo-colonial establishment."

    ANC Today

  • The man at Miss Hernshaw's left was still talking about the play, and he was at that moment getting off a piece of pure parrotry about it to the lady across the table: just what everybody had been saying about it from the first.

    Questionable Shapes

  • She was the first of her sort to confront me in England with the question whether her very intelligent comment was conscious knowledge, or mere parrotry.

    London Films

  • What a pained admission from an acknowledge authority on the language -- particularly one who had earlier celebrated the revolutionary fervor in the United States that had led, at the end of the 18th century, to "forswearing ... supine parrotry."

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XIX No 3

  • The house was inhabited only by servants; and the housekeeper, whose charge it was to show it, waited till a sufficient number of tourists and sight-seers had collected, and then drove us all together from room to room of the house in a body, calling back those who outstripped her, and the laggers who would fain have fallen a few paces out of the sound of the dreary parrotry of her inventory of the contents of each apartment.

    Records of a Girlhood

  • You will have the officialisation of puppetry or parrotry so that everybody sings one song and there will be only one choir master, "said Kagoro.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "By doing so, we believe we are not only contributing to the fight against foolish rightist extremists, but also against a culture of pernicious conformism and parrotry.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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