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pigeon

noun pi·geon \ ˈpi-jən \

Definition of pigeon

1 : any of a widely distributed family (Columbidae, order Columbiformes) of birds with a stout body, rather short legs, and smooth and compact plumage; especially : a member of any of numerous varieties of the rock dove that exist in domestication and in the feral state in cities and towns throughout most of the world
2 : a young woman
3 : an easy mark : dupe

Origin and Etymology of pigeon

Middle English, from Anglo-French pygoun, pijun, from Late Latin pipion-, pipio young bird, from Latin pipire to chirp


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pigeon

noun

Definition of pigeon

: an object of special concern : accepted business or interest
  • tennis was not his pigeon

Origin and Etymology of pigeon

alteration of pidgin


PIGEON Defined for Kids

pigeon

noun pi·geon \ ˈpi-jən \

Definition of pigeon for Students

: a bird with a plump body, short legs, and smooth feathers and especially one that is a variety of the rock dove and is found in cities throughout the world


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