chiffchaff

noun
chiff·​chaff | \ˈchif-ˌchaf \

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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