Definition of peewit in English:

peewit

noun

British
  • The northern lapwing(see lapwing.

    See also lapwing
    • ‘But on an evening like this at Hadrian's Wall, in the soft rain and with the cuckoo and the peewit for company, the wild and empty landscape forces a revision of my historical imagination.’
    • ‘The old Waterworks should be investigated, as should the newly landscaped Bog Meadows and its peewits.’
    • ‘Lapwings, also known as peewits due to their distinctive call, have white and greeny-black plumage topped by an elegant crest.’
    • ‘She said the lapwing (or peewit) is also under pressure with its numbers being reduced by 40 per cent over the past 40 years.’

Origin

Early 16th century: imitative of the bird's call.

Pronunciation

peewit

/ˈpiːwɪt/