chiffchaff

noun
chiff·​chaff | \ ˈchif-ˌchaf How to pronounce chiffchaff (audio) \

Definition of chiffchaff

: a small grayish European warbler (Phylloscopus collybita)

First Known Use of chiffchaff

1780, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chiffchaff

imitative

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“Chiffchaff.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chiffchaff. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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