Definition of pipit in English:


Syllabification: pip·it
Pronunciation: /ˈpipit


  • A mainly ground-dwelling songbird of open country, typically having brown streaky plumage.
    • Family Motacillidae: three genera, in particular Anthus, and many species, including the sparrow-sized water pipit (A. spinoletta) of the northern hemisphere
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    • Skylarks, wheatears, pipits and greylag geese fill any silences that remain.
    • Most observations relate to larks, pipits and finches but kestrels are capable of taking such quarry as fieldfares, turtle doves and lapwing.
    • In addition, killdeer, pipits and some shorebirds visit the grassy areas of landfills.


mid 18th century: probably imitative.

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