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bird dog

noun

Simple Definition of bird dog

  • : a dog that has been trained to help people hunt birds

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bird dog

  1. 1 :  a gundog trained to hunt or retrieve birds

  2. 2 a :  one (as a canvasser or talent scout) who seeks out something for another b :  one who steals another's date

Circa 1854

First Known Use of bird dog

circa 1854


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