pigeon-hearted

[ pij-uh n-hahr-tid ]
/ ˈpɪdʒ ənˈhɑr tɪd /
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adjective

timid; meek.

Nearby words

  1. pigeon hawk,
  2. pigeon milk,
  3. pigeon pea,
  4. pigeon pox,
  5. pigeon timer,
  6. pigeon-hole,
  7. pigeon-livered,
  8. pigeon-toed,
  9. pigeonhole,
  10. pigeonite

Origin of pigeon-hearted

First recorded in 1615–25

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Examples 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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