pigeon definition

  • noun:
    • some of different wild birds of this extensively distributed family members Columbidae, characteristically having plump figures, small minds, and short legs, particularly the stone dove or any of its domesticated varieties.
    • Slang one that is easily swindled; a dupe.
    • An object of unique concern; an affair or matter.
    • One of several birds of this family Columbidae, which is made from more than 300 types.
    • someone who is a target or target of a confidence online game.
    • Any bird of the order Columb√¶, of which numerous species occur in nearly all parts of the world.
    • An unsuspected victim of sharpers; a gull.
    • Any bird of family Columbid√¶ (which see for technical figures); a dove. ; ;
    • A simpleton to be swindled; a gull: in opposition to rook. See stool-pigeon.
    • A toy consisting of a light propeller-wheel, which, on being made to revolve rapidly by means of a string wound about a shaft which it rests, rises floating around in a short flight.
    • wild and domesticated birds having huge human anatomy and short legs
  • verb:
    • to deceive with a confidence game
  • verb-transitive:
    • To pluck; to fleece; to swindle by tips in gambling.
  • others:
    • To pluck; fleece; strip of money because of the tips of betting.

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