Origin of pewit
Examples from the Web for peewit
Historical Examples of peewit
He could imagine it uttering the vibrant, plaintive cry of a peewit.
Then he realised it was the grass, and the peewit was calling.
They cry pe-e-e-e-wi, pe-e-e-e-e-wi, and the Imp cries "peewit" back to them.The Child's Book of the Seasons
Then he realized it was the grass, and the peewit was calling.
By which I do not mean that no peewit is ever taken by a peregrine.The Art and Practice of Hawking
Edward B. Michell
Word Origin for peewit
Word Origin for pewit
"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).