logo
Writing Improvement Software

dor Meaning, Definition & Usage

Dor noun
Etymology
Cf. AS. dora drone, locust, D. tor beetle, L. taurus a kind of beetle. Cf. Dormouse.
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) A large European scaraboid beetle (Geotrupes stercorarius), which makes a droning noise while flying. The name is also applied to allied American species, as the June bug. Called also dorr, dorbeetle, or dorrbeetle, dorbug, dorrfly, and buzzard clock.
Dor noun
Etymology
Cf. Dor a beetle, and Hum, Humbug.
Definitions
  1. A trick, joke, or deception. Beau. & Fl. P. Fletcher.
Dor transitive verb
Definitions
  1. To make a fool of; to deceive. Obs. Written also dorr. B. Jonson.

Webster 1913


"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

Writing Improvement Software
Writing Improvement Software