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maggie

Line breaks: mag¦gie
Pronunciation: /ˈmaɡi
 
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Definition of maggie in English:

noun (plural maggies)

1 Dialect term for magpie.
Example sentences
  • I refuse to get involved in any arguments about black-backed maggies versus white backed Magpies or Pica Pica versus Gymnorhina Tibicen.
  • I used to love wandering around as a kid waiting for a maggie to swoop me.
  • I think Parks and Wildlife will only remove maggies as a last resort if they are posing a threat to people.
2 Scottish term for guillemot.

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