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English noun: cuckoo

1. cuckoo (person) a man who is a stupid incompetent fool


Synonymsbozo, fathead, goof, goofball, goose, jackass, twat, zany


Broader (hypernym)fool, muggins, sap, saphead, tomfool

2. cuckoo (animal) any of numerous European and North American birds having pointed wings and a long tail


Broader (hypernym)cuculiform bird


Narrower (hyponym)ani, black-billed cuckoo, chaparral cock, Coccyzus erythropthalmus, coucal, Cuculus canorus, European cuckoo, Geococcyx californianus, roadrunner


Member meronymCuculidae, family Cuculidae


English verb: cuckoo

1. cuckoo (communication) repeat monotonously, like a cuckoo repeats his call


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)echo, repeat









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