Origin of pewit
Examples from the Web for peewit
The "close order" flight of the peewit is well known; that of the starling is, if possible, even more wonderful.Lancashire|Leo H. (Leo Hartley) Grindon
They had met, and included in their meeting the thrust of the manifold grass-stems, the cry of the peewit, the wheel of the stars.Sons and Lovers|David Herbert Lawrence
"That's a private trough," exclaimed a thin voice, high like a peewit's cry.The White Peacock|D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
It always came back, "returning like the peewit," at uncertain intervals.
He could imagine it uttering the vibrant, plaintive cry of a peewit.The Best Short Stories of 1915|Various
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).