a towhee, Pipilo erythrophthalmus, of eastern North America.

Origin of chewink

An Americanism dating back to 1785–95; imitative Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for chewink

Historical Examples of chewink

  • Swallows were flying about us, and the chewink and cuckoo were heard near at hand.

    Excursions and Poems

    Henry David Thoreau

  • Chewink, or towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus), the "Hermit's" story, 93.

    Ways of Nature

    John Burroughs

  • As I returned to the gnatcatchers, a chewink was hoeing in the sand stream.

    A-Birding on a Bronco

    Florence A. Merriam

  • I once found, in another place a nest full of chewink babies.

    Upon The Tree-Tops

    Olive Thorne Miller

  • That is why the chewink sings so happily from dawn till dark.

    Some Summer Days in Iowa

    Frederick John Lazell