- the smallest European grebe (Podiceps ruficollis)
- pied-billed grebe
Origin of dabchickdab + chick: from the manner of diving
Any of various small grebes of the genera Poliocephalus and Tachybaptus.
Origin of dabchickAlteration (probably influenced by dab 1) of earlier dobchick, dopchick probably obsolete English dop to dive, plunge ( from Middle English doppen ) (Middle English doppe diving bird ) ( from Old English -doppa ) ( as in dūfedoppa pelican ) chick
- (UK) Popular name for the little grebe.