Definition for peewit (2 of 2)
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
British Dictionary definitions for peewit (1 of 2)
Word Origin for peewit
British Dictionary definitions for peewit (2 of 2)
Word Origin for pewit
Word Origin and History for peewit
"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).