pigeon-hearted

[ pij-uhn-hahr-tid ]
/ ˈpɪdʒ ənˈhɑr tɪd /

adjective

timid; meek.

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Origin of pigeon-hearted

First recorded in 1615–25
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Example sentences from the Web for pigeon-hearted

  • It's my private opinion, Bates, that you're just as pigeon-hearted as I am!

    The Southerner|Thomas Dixon

British Dictionary definitions for pigeon-hearted

pigeon-hearted

pigeon-livered


adjective

of a timid or fearful disposition
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