dabchick

[dab-chik]
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noun

any of various small grebes, especially the little grebe.

Nearby words

  1. dabba,
  2. dabber,
  3. dabbing,
  4. dabble,
  5. dabbling duck,
  6. dabster,
  7. daca,
  8. dacarbazine,
  9. dacca,
  10. dace

Origin of dabchick

1565–75; earlier dapchick (see dap, chick); compare doppened moorhen (literally, dipping duck)

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British Dictionary definitions for dabchick

dabchick

noun

any of several small grebes of the genera Podiceps and Podilymbus, such as Podiceps ruficollis of the Old World

Word Origin for dabchick

C16: probably from Old English dop to dive + chick; see deep, dip

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