Synonyms of donkey in English:

donkey


See definition of donkey

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, ass, halfwit, nincompoop, blockhead, buffoon, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, cretin, imbecile, dullard, moron, simpleton, clod

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 nit, numpty, twit, clot, goat, plonker, berk, prat, pillock, wally, git, wazzock, divvy, nerk, dork, twerp, charlie, mug, muppet

Scottish nyaff, balloon, sumph, gowk

Irish gobdaw

North American schmuck, bozo, boob, lamer, turkey, schlepper, chowderhead, dumbhead, goofball, goof, goofus, galoot, 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 wing nut

NZ Australian drongo, dill, alec, galah, nong, bogan, poon, boofhead

South African 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

      NZ Australian

      yakka