Pewee meaning

pē'wē
Any of various small, often olive-gray flycatchers of the genus Contopus of the Americas, especially a wood pewee.
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Any of a genus (Contopus) of small tyrant flycatchers; esp., the wood pewees.
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Common American tyrant flycatchers (of the genus Contopus).
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(US, dialect) A woodcock.
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An American version of the children's game Gilli-danda.
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Origin of pewee

  • Imitative of its call
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Imitative, from its note.
    From Wiktionary