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birdie

noun bird·ie \ ˈbər-dē \
|Updated on: 16 Jun 2018

Definition of birdie

plural birdies
1 : a little bird
2 : a golf score of one stroke less than par on a hole — compare eagle
3 : shuttlecock
  • In Asia, badminton is an obsession … . In one preliminary match in Malaysia, 21,000 people came out to watch the speeding birdie.
  • —Jennifer Boeth

Examples of birdie in a Sentence

  1. I made a birdie on the fifth hole.

  2. I made birdie on the fifth hole.

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First Known Use of birdie

1790

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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birdie

verb

Definition of birdie

birdied; birdieing
: to score a birdie on

Examples of birdie in a Sentence

  1. She birdied the second hole.

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First Known Use of birdie

1921

in the meaning defined above

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BIRDIE Defined for English Language Learners

birdie

Definition of birdie for English Language Learners

  • : a small bird

  • golf : a score of one stroke less than par on a hole


birdie

Definition of birdie for English Language Learners

  • : to score a birdie on (a hole in golf)


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