Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

peetweet

[peet-weet]
noun
  1. the spotted sandpiper.
Show More

Origin of peetweet

1830–40, Americanism; imitative rhyming compound; cf. pewee, pewit
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for peetweet

Historical Examples of peetweet

  • Every bird that flies had come to the Father, but the peetweet had come last because he was lazy.

    The Book of Nature Myths

    Florence Holbrook

  • But Peetweet complained of burning thirst and drank recklessly.

    Two Little Savages

    Ernest Thompson Seton

  • Yan would rather have had Sam along, but that couldn't be, and Peetweet proved a good fellow, though rather slow.

    Two Little Savages

    Ernest Thompson Seton

  • After two miles of this Peetweet wanted to go back, but was scornfully suppressed by Little Beaver.

    Two Little Savages

    Ernest Thompson Seton

  • Say, Peetweet, you'll suffer for that if you don't quit; that water isn't fit to drink unless you boil it.

    Two Little Savages

    Ernest Thompson Seton


British Dictionary definitions for peetweet

peetweet

noun
  1. US another name for the spotted sandpiper
Show More

Word Origin for peetweet

C19: imitative of its cry
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012