donkey etymology

English word donkey comes from English Duncan

Detailed word origin of donkey

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Duncan English (eng) A city in Oklahoma, USA, and the county seat of Stephens County.. A male given name.; the name of two early saints and of two kings of Scotland.. A surname​.. An unincorporated community in Georgetown Township, Floyd County, Indiana.. Several places in the U.S.A. and one in Canada.
donkey English (eng) (nautical) a small auxiliary engine, also called donkey engine. (poker slang) a bad poker player. A domestic animal, Equus africanus asinus, similar to a horse. A fool. A stubborn person.