Definition of wheatear
: any of various small thrushes (genus Oenanthe); especially : a white-rumped one (O. oenanthe) of northern North America and the Old World
Origin of wheatear
back-formation from earlier wheatears wheatear, probably by folk etymology or euphemism from white + arse
First Known Use: 1591
Rhymes with wheatear
adhere, Aesir, Ajmer, all clear, ambeer, appear, arrear, Asir, Ayrshire, besmear, by ear, Cape Fear, career, cashier, cashmere, Cheshire, chimere, clavier, cohere, compeer, destrier, dog-ear, emir, Empire, endear, ensphere, eyrir, Fafnir, footgear, frontier, gambier, Goodyear, headgear, inhere, Izmir, Kashmir, kefir, killdeer, Landseer, leap year, life peer, light-year, man-year, menhir, midyear, mishear, monsieur, mouse-ear, mule deer, musk deer, nadir, near beer, New Year, off year, out-year, pickeer, portiere, premier, premiere, red deer, redear, rehear, reindeer, revere, revers, Robespierre, roe deer, root beer, santir, severe, Shakespeare, sincere, slick-ear, small beer, spruce beer, steer clear, Tangier, tapir, tin ear, uprear, Vanir, veneer, Vermeer, vizier, voir dire, Wiltshire, wind shear, wood ear, worm gear, Ymir, Yorkshire, zaire, Zaire
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