MEANING: noun:
1. Any of various birds, typically having a long tail and black-and-white plumage; also various other birds that resemble a magpie.
2. A chatterer.
3. A person who indiscriminately collect things, especially things of little value.

ETYMOLOGY: From Mag (a nickname for Margaret) + pie (magpie), from Latin pica (magpie). The use of the name Mag is from the stereotypical association of women with chattering. Magpies have a (rather undeserved) reputation for chattering and hoarding, but they are some of the most intelligent animals. Two other words coined after them are pied and pica. Earliest documented use: 1589.

NAGPIE - an inveterate collector of things of little value who won't stop chattering about it

MANGPIE - a baked dessert made from a sweet aromatic tropical fruit

MAGPINE - a conifer that attracts iron

MAGNIE - any object that looks larger that it really is