peewit

noun
pee·​wit | \ ˈpē-ˌwit How to pronounce peewit (audio) , ˈpyü-ət How to pronounce peewit (audio) \
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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“Peewit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peewit. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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