Definition of pewit in English:

pewit

(also peewit)

Pronunciation /ˈpyo͞oət//ˈpēwit/

noun

  • The northern lapwing (see lapwing)

    See also lapwing
    • ‘Hay meadows provide areas for feeding and breeding of pewits, quails and corn-crakes – birds, which are frequently encountered in certain places of Lithuania.’
    • ‘The pewit can be easily recognized by the black crest on its head, its twangy singing and its characteristic flight with sharp rises and turns.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

pewit

/ˈpyo͞oət//ˈpēwit/