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[pee-wee] /ˈpi wi/

any of several New World flycatchers of the genus Contopus.
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the phoebe.
any of several small North American flycatchers of the genus Contopus, having a greenish-brown plumage

“flycatcher, lapwing,” 1810, variant of pewit (q.v.). See also peewee.


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