[ UK /dˈɒŋki/ ]
[ US /ˈdɑŋki, ˈdɔŋki/ ]
  1. the symbol of the Democratic Party; introduced in cartoons by Thomas Nast in 1874
  2. domestic beast of burden descended from the African wild ass; patient but stubborn
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How To Use donkey In A Sentence

  • He also looked on his donkey that brayed at his approach.
  • Then they recruited him (not their first choice, incidentally) to do the donkey work.
  • He appeared periodically in the villages with his eight donkeys, or neddies as he called them, with jingling bells on their headstalls and their burdens of two sacks of small coal on each. A Shepherd's Life Impressions of the South Wiltshire Downs
  • Asia and South America, attacking various members of the Bovidae, horses, camels, donkeys, etc. as well as the big game, antelopes, deer, etc. sometimes wiping out great herds. Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1907 - Presentation Speech
  • A donkey can carry a heavy burden.
  • A donkey can avoid bad debts in a climate of strong economic growth, and negative real interest rates.
  • The donkeys and horses were gone, and a cluster of damaged buggies stood by the street corner, like unwashed dishes in a sink. Times, Sunday Times
  • It took me a few seconds to realise that it was a donkey braying. Times, Sunday Times
  • It is what the guy around you does: he trains like a donkey, lazes around, and then gives away a penalty.
  • Swimming in lane four is the weapon of mass destruction that donkey-licked the opposition in the 2011 World Championships.
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