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peewit

[ pee-wit, pyoo-it ]
/ ˈpi wɪt, ˈpyu ɪt /
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noun

pewit.

Nearby words

peevedly, peevers, peevish, peevishly, peewee, peewit, peg, peg away at, peg climbing, peg down, peg leg

Definition for peewit (2 of 2)

pewit

or pee·wit

[ pee-wit, pyoo-it ]
/ ˈpi wɪt, ˈpyu ɪt /

noun

the lapwing, Vanellus vanellus.
the phoebe.

Origin of pewit

First recorded in 1520–30; imitative
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British Dictionary definitions for peewit (1 of 2)

peewit

/ (ˈpiːwɪt) /

noun

another name for lapwing

Word Origin for peewit

C16: imitative of its call

British Dictionary definitions for peewit (2 of 2)

pewit

/ (ˈpiːwɪt) /

noun

another name for lapwing

Word Origin for pewit

C13: imitative of the bird's cry
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Word Origin and History for peewit

pewit


n.

"lapwing" (still the usual name for it in Scotland), 1520s, imitative of its cry (cf. Flemish piewit-voghel, Middle Low German kivit, German kiwitz; also see kibitz).

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