English - Etymology
From Mag, a nickname for Margaret that was used to denote a chatterer, and pie, an archaic word meaning "magpie", from Old French pie, from Latin pica, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)peyk- (“woodpecker, magpie”).
English - Pronunciation
- IPA(key): /ˈmæɡˌpaɪ/
- Hyphenation: mag‧pie
English - Noun
- One of several kinds of bird in the family Corvidae
- A superficially similar Australian bird, Gymnorhina tibicen, now Cracticus tibicen.
- Someone who displays a magpie-like quality such as collecting, or committing robbery.
- (slang) Fan or member of Newcastle United F.C.