dor 1or dorr [dawr] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- Also dor·bee·tle [dawr-beet-l] /ˈdɔrˌbit l/. a common European dung beetle, Geotrupes stercorarius.
- any of several insects, as the June bug, that make a buzzing noise in flight.
Origin of dor 1 before 900; Middle English dor(r)e, Old English dora; compare Middle Low German dorte drone dor 2[dawr] noun Archaic.
- mockery; scorn.
Origin of dor 2 1545–55; Old Norse dār mockery; compare German Tor fool Dor.
Examples from the Web for dor Contemporary Examples of dor
“Every time a rocket was launched, my phone went haywire,” said Dor Eldar, a 22-year-old dance instructor from Tel Aviv.
July 15, 2014
If the thought of DOR enters a man’s head, he is not a Navy SEAL.
Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson
May 8, 2011
Historical Examples of dor
And, in fine, Dor must be regarded as an anticipator of the Entente cordiale.
Another thing for which Dor is praised is his wonderful memory.
So it is that Dor never learned, in the true sense, to draw.
The artists of Dor’s time and country were very clear in their opinion.
As Dor piloted us to the open street, we asked him where his mother was.
Mrs. Henry Wood
British Dictionary definitions for dor dor noun
- any European dung beetle of the genus Geotrupes and related genera, esp G. stercorarius, having a droning flight
Word Origin for dor Old English dora bumblebee; related to Middle Low German dorte drone 1