One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1dialect A magpie.
- ‘I refuse to get involved in any arguments about black-backed maggies versus white backed Magpies or Pica Pica versus Gymnorhina Tibicen.’
- ‘I used to love wandering around as a kid waiting for a maggie to swoop me.’
- ‘I think Parks and Wildlife will only remove maggies as a last resort if they are posing a threat to people.’
2Scottish A guillemot.
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