parrotry

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parrot (ˈpærət)
 
n
1.  any bird of the tropical and subtropical order Psittaciformes, having a short hooked bill, compact body, bright plumage, and an ability to mimic soundsRelated: psittacine
2.  a person who repeats or imitates the words or actions of another unintelligently
3.  facetious usually sick as a parrot extremely disappointed
 
vb , -rots, -roting, -roted
4.  (tr) to repeat or imitate mechanically without understanding
 
Related: psittacine
 
[C16: probably from French paroquet; see parakeet]
 
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