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Definition of "pewee" []

  • Any of various small, olive-gray North American flycatchers of the genus Contopus, especially a wood pewee. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pewee" in a sentence
  • "The pewee is the first bird to pipe up in the morning; and, during the early summer he preludes his matutinal ejaculation of"
  • "Since Sept. 5, the pewee, which is native to Cuba and the Bahamas, has been seen repeatedly for several days."
  • "We had a pewee along the creek behind our house for most of this past summer, and its entertaining song is highly recognizable to me now."