bird dog

noun

Definition of bird dog

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

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

First Known Use of bird dog

1776


BIRD DOG Defined for English Language Learners

bird dog

noun

Definition of bird dog for English Language Learners

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



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