noun pl. pigeons or pigeon
- any of a family (Columbidae, order Columbiformes) of birds with a small head, plump body, long, pointed wings, and short legs
- ☆ clay pigeon
- a girl or young woman
- Slang a person easily deceived or gulled; dupe
ME pejon < MFr pijon < LL pipio (gen. pipionis), chirping bird, squab < L pipire, to chirp, of echoic orig.