Pigeon meaning

pĭj'ən
One who is easily swindled; a dupe.
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Any of a family (Columbidae, order Columbiformes) of birds with a small head, plump body, long, pointed wings, and short legs.
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Any of various birds of the widely distributed family Columbidae, characteristically having plump bodies, small heads, and short legs, especially the rock pigeon or any of its domesticated varieties.
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An object of special concern; an affair or matter.
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A girl or young woman.
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A person easily deceived or gulled; dupe.
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One of several birds of the family Columbidae, which consists of more than 300 species.
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(slang) A person who is a target or victim of a confidence game.
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To deceive with a confidence game.
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one's pigeon
  • One's special concern, or business.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

one's pigeon

Origin of pigeon

  • Middle English from Old French pijon probably from Vulgar Latin pībiō pībiōn- alteration of Late Latin pīpiō young chirping bird, squab from pīpīre to chirp
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Alteration of pidgin
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Borrowing from Old French pyjon, from Late Latin pipionem (“chirping bird"), accusative singular of Latin pipio (“chirping bird"), from pipiō (“to chirp").
    From Wiktionary