whin·​chat ˈ(h)win-ˌchat How to pronounce whinchat (audio)
: a small brown and buff European singing bird (Saxicola rubetra) of grassy meadows

Word History



First Known Use

1678, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of whinchat was in 1678

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“Whinchat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whinchat. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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