Definition of Jacky Winter in English:

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Jacky Winter

noun

An Australasian flycatcher that has a gray-brown back and whitish underside and constantly wags its white-edged tail.
  • Microeca leucophaea, family Eopsaltridae (or Muscicapidae). Alternative name: Australian brown flycatcher.
Example sentences
  • Jacky Winters dart out from a perch to snatch at flying insects, returning to the same perch again. They dive and twist in the air, hovering and grabbing at insects.
  • The Jacky Winter is a small grey-brown flycatcher with a faint pale eye-line and white underbody. The dark tail has prominent white outer feathers which are obvious when it lands, wagging his tail from side to side.

Origin

Late 19th century: diminutive form of the nickname Jack (see jack1) + Winter (imitative of the bird's cry).

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: Jack·y Win·ter

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