This is a discussion on This is probably stupid within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; I'm sure I'm going to look silly asking but what exactly does it mean calling someone a donkey. :o Is it just a derogatory comment
I'm sure I'm going to look silly asking but what exactly does it mean calling someone a donkey. Is it just a derogatory comment toward bad players or something else. People use slang terms but they don't always mean the same thing to one person as another...
so just some clarification please
10th September 2007, 3:21 AM
Poker at: Cake
It's a term for a bad player who is just throwing money around with no idea what they are doing.
It's most often used by other bad players who are frustrated that a slightly worse player drew out on them, but some good players use it too.
10th September 2007, 3:28 AM
Online Poker at: WPN
perhaps less derogatory would be someone who makes a donk move, which might be defined as a move that has little initial chance of success but as we have all seen, bear out in the end.
10th September 2007, 3:43 AM
The Old Guy 
Poker at: Full Tilt
Game: 7 stud hi/lo
Generally directed towards a player that has NO chance of winning the hand but stays until the end anyway.
10th September 2007, 4:35 AM
Usually I find it well directed at the player who only knows how to hit the all-in button on any tournament they happen to be in.
A.K.A = Jackass.
10th September 2007, 6:37 AM
Poker at: US sites
re: Poker & This is probably stupid
When you play enough of them, you will know.
10th September 2007, 2:47 PM
Wild Rivers 
Online Poker at: Bovada
Game: Hold 'Em
I've noticed that, to some riduculously bad players, a donkey is anyone who remains at a table after they have busted out due to poor play. Go figure.