Definition of pewee in English:

pewee

Syllabification: pe·wee
Pronunciation: /ˈpēˌwē
 
/
(also peewee)

noun

  • A North American tyrant flycatcher with dark olive-gray plumage and a call that sounds like “pee-a-wee.”.
    • Genus Contopus, family Tyrannidae: several species
    More example sentences
    • From the Atlantic coastline to the Pocomoke River and Forest, Worcester is home to pelicans and peewees, kingbirds and cuckoos, and herons, harriers, and eagles.
    • On the island itself, titmice, chickadees, pewees, and at least one Red-bellied Woodpecker thrived.
    • A pair of pewees darted between twigs above the path, calling occasionally, and a hummingbird or two whizzed overhead.

Origin

late 18th century: imitative.

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