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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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