[ ee-ee-wee ]
/ iˈi wi /
a Hawaiian honeycreeper, Vestiaria coccinea, having a red body, black wings, and a deeply curved pinkish-red bill.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
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Origin of iiwi
1885–90; < Hawaiian ʿiʿiwi, derivative of ʿiwi reddish; compare earlier eeeeve (1779)
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
Example sentences from the Web for iiwi
Sometimes the iiwi (a small red bird) fluttered in the air and uttered its shrill, happy song, and Maui saw and heard.Legends of Ma-ui--a demi god of Polynesia, and of his mother Hina|W. D. Westervelt