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TEETICK, n. Also teeteck (Sh. 1861 Zoologist XIX. 7340), teetik (Sh. 1914 Angus Gl.), teetuck, tietick (Sh. 1885 C. Swainson Brit. Birds 45–6), titek (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928)), titock (Ork. 1877 Sc. Naturalist (Jan.) 9). A pipit, esp. the meadow-pipit, Anthus pratensis (Sh. 1809 A. Edmondston Zetland II. 236; Ork. 1877 Sc. Naturalist (Jan.) 9; Sh. 1972); also the rock pipit, Anthus obscurus (Sh. 1861 Zoologist XIX. 7340). See also Teetin. [′titək]

[A dim. form of *teet-, prob. imit. of its call or its small size. Cf. Norw. dial. tit(a), a small bird, Icel. tita, the sandpiper, and Norw. títa, to pipe, cheep, of a small bird.]

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"Teetick n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 18 Jan 2018 <http://www.dsl.ac.uk/entry/snd/teetick>

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