jailbird


jail·bird

noun \-ˌbərd\

: a person who has often been in jail or prison

Full Definition of JAILBIRD

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

Examples of JAILBIRD

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

First Known Use of JAILBIRD

1603

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