peewit

noun
pee·wit | \ ˈpē-ˌwit , ˈpyü-ət \
variants: or less commonly

Definition of peewit 

: any of several birds especially : lapwing

First Known Use of peewit

circa 1529, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for peewit

imitative

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