early bird


Definition of early bird

1 : an early riser
2 : one that arrives early and especially before possible competitors

Examples of early bird in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Which works out for the best because, as all good holiday shoppers know, the early bird gets the best Christmas deals. Hannah Jones, Country Living, 30 Sep. 2021 So Doja dressed up as the worm and the early bird that eats the worm. Bethy Squires, Vulture, 13 Sep. 2021 But for the most part, the early bird gets the worm, or, fish, in the heat. Jim Gronaw, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 5 Sep. 2021 Globe customers have access from Thursday to a selection of early bird offers, some providing a year of free access as part of a connections bundle, and another offering one year of the service for just PHP99 ($1.99). Patrick Frater, Variety, 1 Sep. 2021 Turns out, the early bird got the worm — those pioneering purchasers bought their tickets for $200,000 to $250,000 apiece. Stefanie Waldek, Travel + Leisure, 6 Aug. 2021 Rose, typically the early bird to leave Montrose, seemed to have departed in recent days, but was back at the beach by the end of the week with Monty, Imani and Siewka. Morgan Greene, chicagotribune.com, 31 July 2021 At Ungrafted, the early bird gets the za’atar bread. Valerie Demicheva And Flora Chang, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 July 2021 Attendees will get an early bird chance at the Crazy Quilt Book Sale, which will not open to the general public until Aug. 27. courant.com, 23 July 2021

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First Known Use of early bird

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for early bird

from the proverb, "the early bird catches the worm"

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The first known use of early bird was in 1830

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7 Oct 2021

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“Early bird.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/early%20bird. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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