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Synonyms of donkey in English:


  • 1 the cart was drawn by a donkey
    British informal moke, neddy
    Scottish dated cuddy
  • 2 informal you silly donkey! See fool
  • Phrases

    donkey work

    he joked that he did most of the donkey work for the exhibition
    work, effort, endeavour, toil, labour, exertion, graft, the sweat of one's brow, drudgery
    informal slog
    Australian/New Zealand informal yakka

    Word links

    asinine relating to donkeys
    jackass male
    jennyass female

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