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parrot vs popinjay

popinjay vs parrot

parrot and popinjay both are nouns.

parrot is a verb but popinjay is not a verb.

As nouns, popinjay is a hyponym of parrot; that is, popinjay is a word with a more specific, narrower meaning than parrot:
  • parrot: usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds
  • popinjay: an archaic term for a parrot
parrot (noun) popinjay (noun)
usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds an archaic term for a parrot
a copycat who does not understand the words or acts being imitated a vain and talkative person (chatters like a parrot)
parrot (verb) popinjay (verb)
repeat mindlessly
Difference between parrot and popinjay

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