- a young, usually attractive, girl.
- a person who is easily fooled or cheated; dupe.
- pig-tailed macaque,
- pigeon blood,
- pigeon breast,
- pigeon drop,
- pigeon guillemot,
- pigeon hawk
Origin of pigeon1
Examples from the Web for pigeon
One of the first stories I ever did for The Times Magazine was about pigeon control “Pigeon Wars.”Mississippi Hippos, Teddy Bears, and Other Strange Beasts|Scott Porch|July 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For her inaugural menu, she planned crayfish with mayonnaise, pigeon with peas, and an apple brioche flambéed in rum.
Another notable region is nicknamed “Pigeon Valley” for the thousands of bird nesting holes dug into the pliable rock.The Secret Life of Cappadocia: Underground in the Turkish Rock Formations|Nina Strochlic|August 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Queen, who has a pigeon loft with about 250 birds, is patron of the Royal Pigeon Racing Association (RPRA).
The Saudis were salivating for North American birds, and Mr. Galbraith's Pigeon King enterprise would satisfy the hunger.
So now, instead of running about amongst my red-legged brethren, as a pigeon ought, I am obliged to hop like a sparrow.The Bird and Insects' Post Office|Robert Bloomfield
I went out before breakfast this morning, half asleep—and saw what I thought was a red breasted woodpecker as big as a pigeon!Hortus Inclusus|John Ruskin
I cannot say at what age I made my first kites, but I remember how my comrades used to tease me at our game of "Pigeon flies!"My Airships|Alberto Santos-Dumont
There he sat on his old bus-horse, pouting like a pigeon, and studying his wonderful shadow on the ground.John Brown|Captain R. W. Campbell
"Pigeon milk" is injected into their open throats by the parent birds, in whose stomachs it has been manufactured.The Library of Work and Play: Outdoor Work|Mary Rogers Miller
Word Origin for pigeon
Word Origin for pigeon
late 14c. (early 13c. as a surname), from Old French pigeon "young dove" (13c.), probably from Vulgar Latin *pibionem, dissimilation from Late Latin pipionem (nominative pipio) "squab, young chirping bird" (3c.), from pipire "to peep, chirp," of imitative origin. Meaning "one easily duped" is from 1590s. Replaced culver (Old English culufre, from Vulgar Latin *columbra, from Latin columbula) and native dove.
see clay pigeon; stool pigeon.