Synonyms of donkey in English:

donkey


See US English definition of donkey

See UK English definition of donkey

See Spanish definition of burro

noun

1‘the cart was drawn by a donkey’

SYNONYMS
ass
jackass, jenny
mule, hinny
burro
British informal moke, neddy
Scottish dated cuddy

2‘you silly donkey!’

SYNONYMS
fool, idiot, halfwit, nincompoop, blockhead, buffoon, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, cretin, imbecile, dullard, moron, simpleton, clod
informal dope, ninny, chump, dimwit, nitwit, goon, dumbo, dummy, dum-dum, dumb-bell, loon, jackass, bonehead, fathead, numbskull, dunderhead, chucklehead, knucklehead, muttonhead, pudding-head, thickhead, wooden-head, airhead, pinhead, lamebrain, pea-brain, birdbrain, zombie, jerk, nerd, dipstick, noodle
British informal ass, nit, numpty, twit, clot, goat, plonker, berk, prat, pillock, wally, git, wazzock, divvy, nerk, twerp, charlie, mug, muppet
Scottish informal nyaff, balloon, sumph, gowk
Irish informal gobdaw
North American informal schmuck, bozo, boob, lamer, turkey, schlepper, chowderhead, dumbhead, dumbass, goofball, goof, goofus, galoot, dork, lummox, klutz, putz, schlemiel, sap, meatball, gink, cluck, clunk, ding-dong, dingbat, wiener, weeny, dip, simp, spud, coot, palooka, poop, squarehead, yo-yo, dingleberry
US informal wing nut
Australian, New Zealand informal drongo, dill, alec, galah, nong, bogan, poon, boofhead
South African informal mompara
British vulgar slang knobhead
North American vulgar slang asshat
archaic tomfool, noddy, clodpole, loggerhead, spoony, mooncalf

Phrases

    donkey work

    ‘he joked that he did most of the donkey work for the exhibition’


    SYNONYMS
    work, effort, endeavour, toil, labour, exertion, graft, the sweat of one's brow, drudgery
    slog
    Australian, New Zealand yakka