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1magpie

noun mag·pie \ˈmag-ˌpī\

: a noisy black-and-white bird

: a person who collects and keeps different things

Full Definition of MAGPIE

1
:  any of various birds (especially Pica pica) related to the jays but having a long graduated tail and black-and-white or brightly colored plumage
2
:  a person who chatters noisily
3
:  one who collects indiscriminately

Examples of MAGPIE

  1. <media magpies will no doubt seize upon the president's latest gaffe and blow it all out of proportion>

Illustration of MAGPIE

Origin of MAGPIE

Mag (nickname for Margaret) + 1pie
First Known Use: 1598

Rhymes with MAGPIE

aby, agley, air-dry, Alai, ally, Altai, anti, apply, assai, awry, aye-aye, Bacchae, Baha'i, banzai, barfly, bee fly, Belgae, belie, bigeye, big lie, black eye, blackfly, black tie, blow-dry, blowby, blowfly, blue-sky, Bo Hai, bone-dry, bonsai, botfly, Brunei, buckeye, bugeye, bye-bye, canaille, catchfly, cat's-eye, Chennai, chess pie, Chiang Mai, cockeye, cockshy, come by, comply, cow pie, crane fly, cross-eye, deadeye, decry, deep-fry, deep-sky, deerfly, defy, Delphi, deny, descry, do by, dong quai, drip-dry, drop by, dry eye, dry fly, elhi, Eli, espy, face fly, firefly, fish-eye, flesh fly, flyby, fly high, forby, freeze-dry, frogeye, fruit fly, gadfly, gallfly, get by, GI, glass eye, go by, good-bye, greenfly, grisaille, gun-shy, Haggai, Hawkeye, heel fly, hereby, hi-fi, hog-tie, horn fly, horsefly, housefly, imply, jai alai, July, Karzai, Kasai, knee-high, lanai, Lanai, lay-by, lay by, Lehigh, let fly, Levi, lie by, mai tai, mao-tai, Masai, mayfly, medfly, mind's eye, Moirai, mooneye, Mumbai, my eye, nearby, necktie, nilgai, nisi, outbye, outcry, oxeye, pad thai, Panay, panfry, Parcae, piece-dye, pigsty, pinkeye, Po Hai, pop eye, pop fly, potpie, put by, Qinghai, quasi, rabbi, red-eye, rely, reply, rib eye, ride high, rocaille, rough-dry, run dry, Sakai, sand fly, sci-fi, screw eye, semi, Sendai, serai, set by, shanghai, Shanghai, sheep's eye, shoofly, shut-eye, Sinai, sky-high, small-fry, stand by, standby, stir-fry, string tie, supply, swear by, terai, test-fly, thereby, tie-dye, titi, tongue-tie, Transkei, twist tie, two-ply, untie, vat dye, Versailles, walleye, well-nigh, whereby, whitefly, wild rye, wise guy

2magpie

adjective

Definition of MAGPIE

1
:  collected indiscriminately :  miscellaneous <magpie compilations of unrelated tidbits — Helen R. Cross>
2
:  given to indiscriminate collecting :  acquisitive <what possible magpie instinct had impelled me to retain them — S. J. Perelman>

Examples of MAGPIE

  1. <a pack rat whose cramped apartment is filled with a magpie collection of books, old newspapers, and tchotchkes>

First Known Use of MAGPIE

1796
May 26, 2015
sacrilegious Hear it
grossly irreverent
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