dab·​chick ˈdab-ˌchik How to pronounce dabchick (audio)
: any of several small grebes

Word History


probably irregular from obsolete English dop to dive + English chick

First Known Use

circa 1550, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dabchick was circa 1550

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Cite this Entry

“Dabchick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dabchick. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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