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Meaning of pigeon

pi•geon

Pronunciation: (pij'un), [key]
— n.
  1. any bird of the family Columbidae, having a compact body and short legs, esp. the larger species with square or rounded tails. Cf. (def. 1).
  2. a domesticated member of this family, as one of the varieties of the rock dove.
    1. a young, usually attractive, girl.
    2. a person who is easily fooled or cheated; dupe.
  3. a card, acquired in the draw, that greatly improves a hand or makes it a winner.

pi•geon

Pronunciation: (pij'un), [key]
— n.
  1. (not in technical use) pidgin; pidgin English.
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