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pipit Line breaks: pipit
Pronunciation: /ˈpɪpɪt/

Definition of pipit in English:


A mainly ground-dwelling songbird of open country, typically having brown streaky plumage.
  • Family Motacillidae: three genera, in particular Anthus, and many species, e.g. the meadow pipit
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with pipit

sippet, skippet, snippet, tippet, Tippett, whippet

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