Origin of pewee
Examples from the Web for pewee
There may have been more, although I saw but one and heard but one baby cry, a prolonged but very low sound of pewee quality.Little Brothers of the Air|Olive Thorne Miller
Jack and Bob had to amuse Columbus with stories, to divert his mind from the notion that Pewee and his party meant them some harm.
A multitude of gnats circling about in the air, seemed to be precisely to the taste of the pewee parents and their hungry bairns.Our Bird Comrades|Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
“Pewee and his crowd have gone up to the Indian Mound,” said Columbus.
Jack knew that the truce with so vain a fellow as Pewee could not last long, but it served its purpose for the time.