Origin of chiffchaff
Examples from the Web for chiffchaff
In the north of England, as it is in the south, the Chiffchaff is perhaps the most constant pioneer of the spring migrants.Among the Birds in Northern Shires|Charles Dixon
Chiffchaff and willow-wren came as usual, but they did not arrive in a crowd at once.
Only a very few days since—it does not seem a week—there was a chiffchaff calling in a copse as merrily as in the spring.
This name, however, is probably equally applicable to the Chiffchaff.Birds of Guernsey (1879)|Cecil Smith
The first swallow they looked for, and never missed; but they neither heard nor saw the chiffchaff.