or pee·wit

[ pee-wit, pyoo-it ]
/ ˈpi wɪt, ˈpyu ɪt /


the lapwing, Vanellus vanellus.
the phoebe.


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Origin of pewit

First recorded in 1520–30; imitative Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for pewit

/ (ˈpiːwɪt) /


another name for lapwing

Word Origin for pewit

C13: imitative of the bird's cry
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