Topic: BIRDS

Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Probably from Old French perroquet


1 noun
par‧rot1 [countable]
1HBB a tropical bird with a curved beak and brightly coloured feathers that can be taught to copy human speech

parrot fashion

British English if you learn something parrot fashion, you repeat what someone has just said without understanding it [↪ by heart]:
We recited poems parrot fashion.

➔ sick as a parrot

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