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pewee

[ pee-wee ]
/ ˈpi wi /
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noun
any of several New World flycatchers of the genusContopus.Compare wood pewee.
the phoebe.
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Origin of pewee

An Americanism dating back to 1790–1800; imitative
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pewee

peewee

/ (ˈpiːwiː) /

noun
any of several small North American flycatchers of the genus Contopus, having a greenish-brown plumage

Word Origin for pewee

C19: imitative of its cry
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