Definition of pewee in English:

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pewee

Pronunciation: /ˈpiːwiː/
(also peewee)

noun

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