pigeon-livered

[ pij-uh n-liv-erd ]
/ ˈpɪdʒ ənˈlɪv ərd /
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adjective

meek-tempered; spiritless; mild.

Nearby words

  1. pigeon pea,
  2. pigeon pox,
  3. pigeon timer,
  4. pigeon-hearted,
  5. pigeon-hole,
  6. pigeon-toed,
  7. pigeonhole,
  8. pigeonite,
  9. pigeonwing,
  10. pigface

Origin of pigeon-livered

First recorded in 1595–1605

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