willie wagtail

noun

1
Scottish : pied wagtail
2
: a common, conspicuous, and very tame black-and-white wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys) of Australia, New Guinea, and the Solomon islands

Word History

Etymology

Willie (nickname for William) + wagtail

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“Willie wagtail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/willie%20wagtail. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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