dabchick

noun
dab·​chick | \ˈdab-ˌchik \

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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