birdman

noun
bird·man | \ˈbərd-mən also (especially for sense 1) -ˌman\

Definition of birdman 

1 : a person who deals with birds

2 : a person who flies (as in an aircraft)

Keep scrolling for more

Synonyms for birdman

Synonyms

airman, aviator, flier (also flyer), pilot

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Examples of birdman in a Sentence

in the early days of aviation, birdmen would travel around the country in their biplanes, putting on flying shows

Recent Examples on the Web

Ingmar Bergman’s 1975 take with a young Håkan Hagegård as birdman Papageno. Peter Dobrin, Philly.com, "O17's Magic Flute - Mozart by way of Monty Python and Edward Gorey," 16 Sep. 2017 Wingsuit flying, which relies on the use of a specialized jumpsuit often referred to as a wingsuit, squirrel suit or birdman suit, is one of the most extreme forms of BASE jumping, an acronym for leaping from a building, antenna, span or Earth. CBS News, "Wingsuit flyer dies in Calif. skydiving crash," 26 May 2017 Wingsuit flying, which relies on the use of a specialized jumpsuit often referred to as a wingsuit, squirrel suit or birdman suit, is one of the most extreme forms of BASE jumping, an acronym for leaping from a building, antenna, span or Earth. CBS News, "Wingsuit flyer dies in Calif. skydiving crash," 26 May 2017 Wingsuit flying, which relies on the use of a specialized jumpsuit often referred to as a wingsuit, squirrel suit or birdman suit, is one of the most extreme forms of BASE jumping, an acronym for leaping from a building, antenna, span or Earth. CBS News, "Wingsuit flyer dies in Calif. skydiving crash," 26 May 2017 Wingsuit flying, which relies on the use of a specialized jumpsuit often referred to as a wingsuit, squirrel suit or birdman suit, is one of the most extreme forms of BASE jumping, an acronym for leaping from a building, antenna, span or Earth. CBS News, "Wingsuit flyer dies in Calif. skydiving crash," 26 May 2017 Wingsuit flying, which relies on the use of a specialized jumpsuit often referred to as a wingsuit, squirrel suit or birdman suit, is one of the most extreme forms of BASE jumping, an acronym for leaping from a building, antenna, span or Earth. CBS News, "Wingsuit flyer dies in Calif. skydiving crash," 26 May 2017 Read more: Mogul Talk: Birdman on Schooling the New Generation, Starring in BET's 'Music Moguls' & Forthcoming Albums What were those early negotiations with the majors like? Dan Rys, Billboard, "Birdman & Slim on Cash Money's Wild Two Decades of Success: 'We Did It Our Way'," 8 May 2017 Wingsuit flying, which relies on the use of a specialized jumpsuit often referred to as a wingsuit, squirrel suit or birdman suit, is one of the most extreme forms of BASE jumping, an acronym for leaping from a building, antenna, span or Earth. Washington Post, "Skydiver wearing a wingsuit crashes, dies in California," 25 May 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'birdman.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of birdman

1694, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about birdman

Statistics for birdman

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for birdman

The first known use of birdman was in 1694

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on birdman

See words that rhyme with birdman

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for birdman

Comments on birdman

What made you want to look up birdman? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

not any or not one

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!