Definition of peewit in English:

peewit

Line breaks: pee¦wit
Pronunciation: /ˈpiːwɪt
 
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noun

British
  • The northern lapwing.
    More example sentences
    • Lapwings, also known as peewits due to their distinctive call, have white and greeny-black plumage topped by an elegant crest.
    • But on an evening like this at Hadrian's Wall, in the soft rain and with the cuckoo and the peewit for company, the wild and empty landscape forces a revision of my historical imagination.
    • She said the lapwing (or peewit) is also under pressure with its numbers being reduced by 40 per cent over the past 40 years.

Origin

early 16th century: imitative of the bird's call.

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