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yardbird

noun yard·bird \-ˌbərd\

Definition of YARDBIRD

1
:  a soldier assigned to a menial task or restricted to a limited area as a disciplinary measure
2
:  an untrained or inept enlisted man

Origin of YARDBIRD

1yard
First Known Use: circa 1941

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