What does magpie mean?

Definitions for magpie
ˈmægˌpaɪmag·pie

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word magpie.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. magpienoun

    long-tailed black-and-white crow that utters a raucous chattering call

  2. magpie, scavenger, pack ratnoun

    someone who collects things that have been discarded by others

  3. chatterer, babbler, prater, chatterbox, magpie, spouternoun

    an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker

GCIDE

  1. Magpienoun

    Any one of several black-and-white birds, such as Gymnorhina tibicen, not belonging to the genus Pica.

    Etymology: [OE. & Prov. E. magot pie, maggoty pie, fr. Mag, Maggot, equiv. to Margaret, and fr. F. Marquerite, and common name of the magpie. Marguerite is fr. L. margarita pearl, Gr. , prob. of Eastern origin. See Pie magpie, and cf. the analogous names Tomtit, and Jackdaw.]

  2. Magpienoun

    A talkative person; a chatterbox.

    Etymology: [OE. & Prov. E. magot pie, maggoty pie, fr. Mag, Maggot, equiv. to Margaret, and fr. F. Marquerite, and common name of the magpie. Marguerite is fr. L. margarita pearl, Gr. , prob. of Eastern origin. See Pie magpie, and cf. the analogous names Tomtit, and Jackdaw.]

Wiktionary

  1. magpienoun

    One of several kinds of bird in the family Corvidae, especially Pica pica.

    Etymology: From Mag, a nickname for Margaret that was used to denote a chatterer, and pie, an archaic word meaning "magpie".

  2. magpienoun

    A superficially similar Australian bird, Gymnorhina tibicen.

    Etymology: From Mag, a nickname for Margaret that was used to denote a chatterer, and pie, an archaic word meaning "magpie".

  3. magpienoun

    Someone who displays a magpie-like quality such as collecting, or committing robbery.

    Etymology: From Mag, a nickname for Margaret that was used to denote a chatterer, and pie, an archaic word meaning "magpie".

  4. magpienoun

    Fan or member of Newcastle United FC.

    Etymology: From Mag, a nickname for Margaret that was used to denote a chatterer, and pie, an archaic word meaning "magpie".

  5. Magpienoun

    someone connected with Newcastle United Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.

    Etymology: From Mag, a nickname for Margaret that was used to denote a chatterer, and pie, an archaic word meaning "magpie".

  6. Magpienoun

    someone connected with Notts County Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.

    Etymology: From Mag, a nickname for Margaret that was used to denote a chatterer, and pie, an archaic word meaning "magpie".

  7. Magpienoun

    someone connected with Collingwood Football Club, as a fan, player, coach etc.

    Etymology: From Mag, a nickname for Margaret that was used to denote a chatterer, and pie, an archaic word meaning "magpie".

  8. Magpienoun

    someone connected, or formerly connected with the Western Suburbs Magpies, as a fan, player, coach etc.

    Etymology: From Mag, a nickname for Margaret that was used to denote a chatterer, and pie, an archaic word meaning "magpie".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Magpienoun

    any one of numerous species of the genus Pica and related genera, allied to the jays, but having a long graduated tail

    Etymology: [OE. & Prov. E. magot pie, maggoty pie, fr. Mag, Maggot, equiv. to Margaret, and fr. F. Marquerite, and common name of the magpie. Marguerite is fr. L. margarita pearl, Gr. , prob. of Eastern origin. See Pie magpie, and cf. the analogous names Tomtit, and Jackdaw.]

Freebase

  1. Magpie

    Magpies are intelligent birds of the corvidae family, including the black and white Eurasian Magpie, which is one of the few animal species known to be able to recognize itself in a mirror test. Others include the Black-billed Magpie, Yellow-billed Magpie and Korean Magpie of the Pica genus, the Formosan Blue Magpie, Red-billed Blue Magpie and Gold-billed Magpie of the Urocissa and also the Common Green Magpie, Yellow-breasted Magpie, Short-tailed Magpie of the Cissa genus.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Magpie

    mag′pī, n. a chattering bird, of a genus allied to the crow, with pied or coloured feathers: (slang) a halfpenny—(Shak.) Mag′ot-pie, Magg′ot-pie. [Mag, a familiar contr. of Margaret (cf. Robin-Redbreast, Jenny Wren), pie, from L. pica, a magpie—pingĕre, pictum, to paint.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of magpie in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of magpie in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of magpie in a Sentence

  1. Geoff Maslen:

    A different magpie was attacking my friend, but realized that the helmet on his head wasn't going to( let him) cause him any damage, so he grabbed a piece of his ear as he swooped past, and he was left with blood pouring down his head.

  2. Geoff Maslen:

    The common way( for people to avoid swooping) is to grab a big stick and wave it over their heads when they're headed through magpie territory, i've noticed several cyclists around here have stalks stuck to their helmets to try to stop the magpies from colliding with them.

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