Main definitions of poll-parrot in English

: poll-parrot1poll-parrot2

poll-parrot1

Pronunciation /ˈpɒlˌparət/

noun

  • Poll.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in The London Magazine. From Poll + parrot.

Main definitions of poll-parrot in English

: poll-parrot1poll-parrot2

poll-parrot2

Pronunciation /ˈpɒlˌparət/

verb

  • 1To chatter like a parrot; to talk incessantly or inconsequentially, to prattle.

  • 2rare To talk repetitively or without pause to (a person). Also (with away): to spend (time) in idle or repetitive talk.

  • 3Parrot.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Dickens (1812–1870), novelist. From poll-parrot.