"pigeon" Definition

Definitions for the word "pigeon" from multiple English dictionaries.

1. n.
Bird of the dove family. [latin pipio -onis]
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884
2. slang
a gullible or soft person. The _French_ cant, or _Argot_, has the word PIGEON, dupe—“PECHON, PESCHON DE RUBY, apprenti gueux, enfant (sans doute dérobé)”. The vagabonds and brigands of Spain also used the word in their _Germania_, or robbers’ language, PALOMO (PIGEON), ignorant, simple. In the sporting world sharps and flats are often called “rooks and PIGEONS” respectively—sometimes “spiders and flies.”
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864
3. slang
business, simply the Chinese pronunciation of the English word.—_Anglo-Chinese._
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864

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