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EnglishEdit

 
a pigeon (Columba guinea)

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English pygeoun, pygyne, pegyon, from Old French pijon, pyjon, from Late Latin pīpiōnem (chirping bird), accusative singular of Latin pīpiō (chirping bird), from pīpiō (to chirp).

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pigeon (plural pigeons)

  1. One of several birds of the family Columbidae, which consists of more than 300 species.
    Synonyms: columbid, culver, dove
  2. (Canada, US, informal) A person who is a target or victim of a confidence game.
    Synonyms: dupe, fish, sucker; see also Thesaurus:dupe
  3. (Britain, informal) Concern or responsibility.
    it's his/her pigeon

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pigeon (third-person singular simple present pigeons, present participle pigeoning, simple past and past participle pigeoned)

  1. (transitive) To deceive with a confidence game.

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French pyjon, from Late Latin pīpiōnem (chirping bird), accusative singular of pīpiō (chirping bird), from pīpiō (to chirp).

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pigeon m (plural pigeons, feminine pigeonne)

  1. pigeon
    Synonyms: colombe, columbidé
  2. (colloquial) patsy (an easily trickable, naive person)

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French pyjon, from Late Latin pīpiōnem (chirping bird), accusative singular of Latin pīpiō (chirping bird), from pīpiō (to chirp).

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pigeon m (plural pigeons)

  1. (Jersey) pigeon

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