parrotry

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

parrot +‎ -ry

Noun[edit]

parrotry (usually uncountable, plural parrotries)

  1. servile imitation or repetition
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Fitzed. Hall to this entry?)
    • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
      Surely, if Christian charity did not preclude these charges, the shame of convicted parrotry ought to prevent a man from repeating and republishing a barrister's hints.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for parrotry in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)