попугай

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Russian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [pəpʊˈɡaj]
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Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Dutch papegaai. The sense of a unit of length originates from the Soviet animated cartoon "Тридцать восемь попугаев" (1976), where animals measured the length of a boa constrictor by comparing him to a parrot.

Noun[edit]

попуга́й (popugájm anim or m inan (genitive попуга́я, nominative plural попуга́и, genitive plural попуга́ев, diminutive попуга́йчик)

  1. parrot (bird)
  2. parrot (person)
  3. a showy and gaudily dressed person; popinjay
    разодет, как попуга́й (derisive)razodet, kak popugájgarishly dressed
  4. (inanimate) a jocular unit of length, presumably equal to the length of a parrot
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

попуга́й (popugáj)

  1. second-person singular imperative perfective of попуга́ть (popugátʹ)