- any of several New World flycatchers of the genus Contopus.Compare wood pewee.
- the phoebe.
Origin of pewee
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Historical Examples of pewee
The pewee, for all his tender and melancholy utterances, has a fiery spirit.Little Brothers of the Air
Olive Thorne Miller
The first aim of Pewee and company was to get the better of the master.
Riley and Pewee—conspirators to the last—had their plans arranged.
Pewee was now sure that the boat had been taken as indemnity for the chicken and the eggs.
“Pewee and his crowd have gone up to the Indian Mound,” said Columbus.
- any of several small North American flycatchers of the genus Contopus, having a greenish-brown plumage