Definition of chickadee noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtʃɪkədiː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃɪkədiː//
; BrE BrE//ˌtʃɪkəˈdiː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌtʃɪkəˈdiː//
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a small N American bird of the tit family. There are many types of chickadee. See related entries: Birds Word Origin mid 19th cent.: imitative of its call.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: chickadee