Pigeon Definition

pĭjən
pigeons
noun
Any of a family (Columbidae, order Columbiformes) of birds with a small head, plump body, long, pointed wings, and short legs.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
A person easily deceived or gulled; dupe.
Webster's New World
An object of special concern; an affair or matter.
American Heritage
A girl or young woman.
Webster's New World
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verb

To deceive with a confidence game.

Wiktionary
idiom
one's pigeon
  • one's special concern, or business
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Pigeon

Noun

Singular:
pigeon
Plural:
pigeons

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Pigeon

  • 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

  • Borrowing from Old French pyjon, from Late Latin pipionem (“chirping bird"), accusative singular of Latin pipio (“chirping bird"), from pipiō (“to chirp").

    From Wiktionary

  • Alteration of pidgin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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