Definitions for magpieˈmægˌpaɪ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any of various birds of the genus Pica, of the jay family, having long, graduated tails, black-and-white plumage, and noisy habits.
an incessantly talkative person.
a person who collects or hoards things.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of magpie:
1595–1605; Mag hypocoristic of Margaret (cf. late ME magge(s) tales tall tales, nonsense) +pie2
long-tailed black-and-white crow that utters a raucous chattering call
magpie, scavenger, pack rat(noun)
someone who collects things that have been discarded by others
chatterer, babbler, prater, chatterbox, magpie, spouter(noun)
an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a large black-and-white bird
One of several kinds of bird in the family Corvidae, especially Pica pica.
A superficially similar Australian bird, Gymnorhina tibicen.
Someone who displays a magpie-like quality such as collecting, or committing robbery.
Fan or member of Newcastle United FC.
someone connected with Newcastle United Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.
someone connected with Notts County Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.
someone connected with Collingwood Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.
someone connected, or formerly connected with the Western Suburbs Magpies, as a fan, player, coach etc.
Origin: From Mag, a nickname for Margaret that was used to denote a chatterer, and pie, an archaic word meaning "magpie".
any one of numerous species of the genus Pica and related genera, allied to the jays, but having a long graduated tail
Translations for magpie
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a black-and-white bird of the crow family, known for its habit of collecting shiny objects.
- عَقعَق: طَيْر من فَصيلَة الغُرابِيّاتArabic
- gralhaPortuguese (BR)
- die ElsterGerman
- עוֹרֵב הַנחָלִיםHebrew
- मैगपाई, चिड़िया मैना की जाति कीHindi
- burung muraiMalay
- 喜鵲Chinese (Trad.)
- یورپی اور امریکی کوّاUrdu
- chimác làVietnamese
- 喜鹊Chinese (Simp.)
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