Definition of pewee in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈpiːwiː
(also peewee)


  • A North American tyrant flycatcher with dark olive-grey plumage.
    • Genus Contopus, family Tyrannidae: several species
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    • 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.


late 18th century: imitative.

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