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pewee

[pee-wee] /ˈpi wi/
noun
1.
any of several New World flycatchers of the genus Contopus.
Compare wood pewee.
2.
the phoebe.
Origin of pewee
1790-1800
1790-1800, Americanism; imitative
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pewee

/ˈpiːwiː/
noun
1.
any of several small North American flycatchers of the genus Contopus, having a greenish-brown plumage
Word Origin
C19: imitative of its cry
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Word Origin and History for pewee
n.

"flycatcher, lapwing," 1810, variant of pewit (q.v.). See also peewee.

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