Laughing jackass

Laughing jackass
Jackass Jack"ass`, n. [2d jack + ass.] [1913 Webster] 1. The male ass; a donkey. [1913 Webster]

2. A conceited dolt; a perverse blockhead; -- disparaging and offensive. [1913 Webster]

{Jackass bark} (Naut.), a three-masted vessel, with only the foremast square-rigged; a barkentine.

{Jackass deer} (Zo["o]l.), the koba.

{Jackass hare}, {Jackass rabbit} (Zo["o]l.). See {Jack rabbit}, under 2d {Jack}, n.

{Jackass penguin} (Zo["o]l.), any species of penguin of the genus {Spheniscus}, of which several are known. One species ({Spheniscus demersus}) inhabits the islands near the Cape of Good Hope; another ({Spheniscus Magellanicus}) is found at the Falkland Islands. They make a noise like the braying of an ass; -- hence the name.

{Laughing jackass}. (Zo["o]l.) See under {Laughing}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • laughing jackass — n. KOOKABURRA …   English World dictionary

  • laughing jackass — noun The kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae). Syn: jackass kingfisher, gogobera, kookaburra …   Wiktionary

  • laughing jackass — noun 1. Australian kingfisher having a loud cackling cry • Syn: ↑kookaburra, ↑Dacelo gigas • Hypernyms: ↑kingfisher • Member Holonyms: ↑Dacelo, ↑genus Dacelo 2. almost extinct …   Useful english dictionary

  • laughing jackass — noun Date: 1798 kookaburra …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • laughing jackass — kookaburra. [1780 90; so called because of its loud braying sound] * * * …   Universalium

  • Laughing jackass — kookaburra …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • laughing jackass — Australian Slang kookaburra …   English dialects glossary

  • laughing jackass — n. large Australian kingfisher that has a loud cackling call and feeds on reptiles and birds, kookaburra; nearly extinct owl of New Zealand …   English contemporary dictionary

  • laughing jackass — noun Austral. dated the kookaburra …   English new terms dictionary

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