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Definition of "pigeon" []

  • Any of various birds of the widely distributed family Columbidae, characteristically having plump bodies, small heads, and short legs, especially the rock dove or any of its domesticated varieties. (noun)
  • Slang One who is easily swindled; a dupe. (noun)
  • An object of special concern; an affair or matter. (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 "pigeon" in a sentence
  • "The pulses race with "Report of cat trapped at address in Tameside", only to deflate with the note that the stool-pigeon is a regular nuisance caller."
  • "The problem with eating pigeon is what they are made up of - you must know what they eat??!!"
  • "If the animal, say a pigeon is slaughtered in a humane way for a purpose then hey ho."