poll parrot

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

poll parrot ‎(plural poll parrots)

  1. (dated) A tame parrot

Verb[edit]

poll parrot ‎(third-person singular simple present poll parrots, present participle poll parroting, simple past and past participle poll parroted)

  1. (transitive, dated) to speak, repeat, or imitate something like a parrot
  2. (intransitive, dated) to chatter like a parrot

Quotations[edit]

  • 1864Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend, Bk II, ch XII
    'What are you Poll Parroting at now? Ain't you got nothing to do but fold your arms and stand a Poll Parroting all night?'