Definition of Chiffchaffs

1. Noun. (plural of chiffchaff) ¹



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Definition of Chiffchaffs

1. chiffchaff [n] - See also: chiffchaff

Lexicographical Neighbors of Chiffchaffs

chieftainship
chieftainships
chieftess
chieftesses
chiel
chield
chields
chiels
chiengora
chierte
chievance
chievances
chiffarobe
chiffarobes
chiffchaff
chiffchaffs (current term)
chiffon
chiffon cake
chiffon cakes
chiffonade
chiffonades
chiffonier
chiffoniers
chiffonlike
chiffonnier
chiffons
chifforobe
chifforobes
chigetai
chigetais

Literary usage of Chiffchaffs

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Magazine of Natural History edited by John Claudius Loudon, Edward Charlesworth, John Denson (1836)
"Those chiffchaffs which are heard previously to the month of March have, undoubtedly, passed the winter with us ; but their number is extremely few, ..."

2. Transactions by Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society, Norwick Eng, Thomas Southwell, Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society (1884)
"... copse of " Blue-bell Hole," Nightingales, Redstarts, Willow Wrens, Blackcaps, and chiffchaffs, and three Red-back Shrikes on a neighbouring fence. ..."

3. The Ibis by British Ornithologists' Union (1901)
"... amount of yellow on the under surface, while others are decidedly greyer below. Some of the latter look like chiffchaffs as regards their plumage ..."

4. The Annual Register edited by Edmund Burke (1884)
"We can hardly believe that he is not romancing when he tells us that within twelve miles of town he had for his companions chiffchaffs and willow wrens, ..."

5. Report of the Annual Meeting (1901)
"chiffchaffs, Whitethroats, Wagtails, and other birds. As the season advances emigration is naturally quickened until the early days of November, ..."

6. Nature Near London by Richard JEFFERIES (1883)
"The bevies of chiffchaffs and willow wrens which came to the thickets in the furze, the chorus of thrushes and blackbirds, the chaffinches in the elms, ..."

7. A Hand-book to the Birds of Great Britain by Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1896)
"chiffchaffs occasionally remain in England during the winter, and Mr. Robert Read has presented to the British Museum a specimen obtained by him in ..."

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