bird of passage

noun phrase

Definition of bird of passage

1 : a migratory bird
2 : a person who leads a wandering or unsettled life

First Known Use of bird of passage

1633, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bird of passage was in 1633

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“Bird of passage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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