Definition of chewink in US English:

chewink

noun

US
rare
  • A towhee (genus Pipilo, family Emberizidae); especially the eastern towhee, P. erythrophthalmus.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Jeremy Belknap (1744–1798), Congregationalist minister in America and historian. Imitative of the bird's distinctive call.

Pronunciation

chewink

/tʃɪˈwɪŋk/