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Pidgeon vs. Pigeon: What's the Difference?

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Updated on September 25, 2023
The incorrect spelling is "pidgeon," while the correct spelling is "pigeon." A pigeon is a bird commonly found in urban areas.

Which is correct: Pidgeon or Pigeon

How to spell Pigeon?

Pidgeon is Incorrect

Pigeon is Correct

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Key Differences

Think of "pi" as in "pie," followed by "geon" which sounds like "john."
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Sep 16, 2023
Remember there's no 'd' after the 'g,' it goes straight to 'e.'
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Sep 16, 2023
Note that the correct spelling has one fewer letter than the incorrect version.
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Sep 16, 2023
Imagine the word as two syllables: pi-geon.
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Sep 16, 2023
Use the mnemonic: "A pie's gone, but the pigeon took it."
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Sep 16, 2023
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Pidgeon and Pigeon Definitions

Pidgeon

Pidgeon is an incorrect spelling of pigeon.
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Sep 16, 2023

Pigeon

Pigeon refers to a clay target used in shooting sports.
He shot the pigeon with precise aim.
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Sep 16, 2023

Pigeon

A pigeon is a bird often found in cities known for its cooing.
The pigeon pecked at crumbs on the sidewalk.
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Sep 16, 2023

Pigeon

Pigeon describes a shade of bluish-grey.
The walls were painted pigeon blue.
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Sep 16, 2023

Pigeon

Pigeon also refers to a specialized breed of domesticated birds.
The homing pigeon carried messages during the war.
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Sep 16, 2023

Pigeon

Pigeon can mean an easily deceived person.
He was a pigeon in their scam.
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Sep 16, 2023

Pigeon

Any of various birds of the widely distributed family Columbidae, characteristically having plump bodies, small heads, and short legs, especially the rock pigeon or any of its domesticated varieties.
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Sep 02, 2023

Pigeon

(Slang) One who is easily swindled; a dupe.
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Pigeon

An object of special concern; an affair or matter.
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Pigeon

One of several birds of the family Columbidae, which consists of more than 300 species.
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Pigeon

(uncountable) The meat from this bird.
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Pigeon

A person who is a target or victim of a confidence game.
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Pigeon

A pacifist, appeaser, an isolationist, a dove.
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Pigeon

A person hired to transport film footage out of a region where transport options are limited.
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Pigeon

A weak or useless person.
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Pigeon

Concern or responsibility.
It's his/her pigeon.
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Pigeon

(transitive) To deceive with a confidence game.
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Pigeon

Any bird of the order Columbæ, of which numerous species occur in nearly all parts of the world.
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Pigeon

An unsuspected victim of sharpers; a gull.
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Pigeon

To pluck; to fleece; to swindle by tricks in gambling.
He's pigeoned and undone.
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Pigeon

Wild and domesticated birds having a heavy body and short legs
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FAQs

What is the root word of pigeon?

The root word comes from Old French "pijon," derived from Latin "pipio."
Aimie Carlson
Sep 16, 2023

Why is it called pigeon?

The name comes from the Latin word "pipio," meaning a young chirping bird.
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Sep 16, 2023

What is the plural form of pigeon?

Pigeons.
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Sep 16, 2023

Which conjunction is used with pigeon?

"And," as in "pigeons and doves."
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Sep 16, 2023

Which vowel is used before pigeon?

"A," as in "a pigeon."
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Sep 16, 2023

What is the singular form of pigeon?

Pigeon.
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Sep 16, 2023

What is the verb form of pigeon?

Pigeon is primarily a noun; it doesn't have a standard verb form.
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Sep 16, 2023

Is pigeon a negative or positive word?

Neutral; context determines the connotation.
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Sep 16, 2023

What is the pronunciation of pigeon?

Pronounced as /ˈpɪdʒ.ən/.
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Which preposition is used with pigeon?

"Of," as in "pigeon of the year."
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Sep 16, 2023

Which article is used with pigeon?

"A" or "the," depending on the context.
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Sep 16, 2023

Is pigeon an adverb?

No.
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Sep 16, 2023

Is pigeon an abstract noun?

No, it's a concrete noun.
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Sep 16, 2023

What part of speech is pigeon?

Primarily a noun.
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Sep 16, 2023

How do we divide pigeon into syllables?

Pi-geon.
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Sep 16, 2023

What is another term for pigeon?

Dove can sometimes be used, although they are technically different birds.
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Sep 16, 2023

Which determiner is used with pigeon?

"A," "the," or "some," depending on the context.
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Sep 16, 2023

Is pigeon a collective noun?

No, but a group of pigeons can be called a "flock" or "kit."
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Sep 16, 2023

What is the first form of pigeon?

Pigeon (it's a noun, so it doesn't have different forms).
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Sep 16, 2023

Is pigeon a noun or adjective?

Primarily a noun, but can be used adjectivally in specific contexts like "pigeon blue."
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Sep 16, 2023

Is pigeon a countable noun?

Yes, you can have one pigeon or multiple pigeons.
Harlon Moss
Sep 16, 2023

Is the term 'pigeon' a metaphor?

It can be used metaphorically, as in calling someone a "pigeon" to imply they are easily deceived.
Harlon Moss
Sep 16, 2023

What is the opposite of pigeon?

There's no strict opposite, as it's a specific type of bird.
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Sep 16, 2023

What is the third form of pigeon?

Not applicable, as it's a noun.
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Sep 16, 2023

How is pigeon used in a sentence?

Example: The pigeon flew off as I approached.
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Sep 16, 2023

Is pigeon a vowel or consonant?

It's a word, not a vowel or consonant.
Janet White
Sep 16, 2023

Is the word 'pigeon' imperative?

No, it's not a verb or command.
Harlon Moss
Sep 16, 2023

How many syllables are in pigeon?

Two syllables.
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Sep 16, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in pigeon?

The first syllable, "pi," is stressed.
Harlon Moss
Sep 16, 2023

What is the second form of pigeon?

Not applicable, as it's a noun.
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Sep 16, 2023
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