dabchick

noun
dab·​chick | \ ˈdab-ˌchik How to pronounce dabchick (audio) \

Definition of dabchick

: any of several small grebes

First Known Use of dabchick

circa 1550, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dabchick

probably irregular from obsolete English dop to dive + English chick

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The first known use of dabchick was circa 1550

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“Dabchick.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dabchick. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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