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jailbird

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noun jail·bird \-ˌbərd\

Simple Definition of jailbird

  • : a person who has often been in jail or prison

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of jailbird

  1. :  a person confined in jail; especially :  a habitual criminal

Examples of jailbird in a sentence

  1. <had spent most of his sorry life as a jailbird in hoosegows across the South>



1603

First Known Use of jailbird

1603


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