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Definition 1: any of numerous European and North American birds having pointed wings and a long tail - [noun denoting animal]

(cuckoo is a kind of ...) birds having zygodactyl feet (except for the touracos)

(... is a kind of cuckoo ) common cuckoo of Europe having a distinctive two-note call; lays eggs in the nests of other birds

(... is a kind of cuckoo ) North American cuckoo; builds a nest and rears its own young

(... is a kind of cuckoo ) speedy largely terrestrial bird found from California and Mexico to Texas

(... is a kind of cuckoo ) black tropical American cuckoo

(... is a kind of cuckoo ) Old World ground-living cuckoo having a long dagger-like hind claw

(... is a member of cuckoo) includes cuckoo; ani; roadrunner

Definition 2: a man who is a stupid incompetent fool - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for cuckoo in the sense of this definition

(cuckoo is a kind of ...) a person who lacks good judgment

Definition 3: repeat monotonously, like a cuckoo repeats his call - [verb of communication]

(cuckoo is a kind of ...) to say again or imitate

"followers echoing the cries of their leaders"

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