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pewee Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun small olive-colored woodland flycatchers of eastern North America
    pewit; peewee; Contopus virens; peewit; wood pewee.
WordNet

Pe"wee noun
Etymology
So called from its note.
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) A common American tyrant flycatcher (Sayornis phoebe, or S. fuscus). Called also pewit, and phoebe.
  2. The woodcock. Local, U.S.

Webster 1913


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