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 Members of Target’s free loyalty program, Target Circle, can snag hundreds of special online discounts as well, while current early bird savings include 25% off wall art from Society6, up to 30% off graphic sweatshirts and 10% off laptops. Julianne Ross, CNN Underscored, "The best non-Amazon sales to shop on Prime Day," 12 Oct. 2020 Long after early bird Thiem was done, Nadal also marched on in his pursuit of a 13th French Open title and record-tying 20 major overall. John Leicester, Star Tribune, "U.S. Open champ Dominic Thiem continues to cruise at French Open," 2 Oct. 2020 Shop the early bird presale on Oct. 11 for a $5 donation. courant.com, "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 2 Oct. 2020 The market is open from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, with early bird entry at 6 a.m. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, "Top 5 things to do in Cincinnati this weekend: Sept. 4-6," 3 Sep. 2020 Entry is $6 (early bird), $4 general, and free to ages 12-under. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, "Top 5 things to do this weekend: Aug. 14-16," 14 Aug. 2016 Early bird entry Saturday from 9-11 a.m. $15 VIP, $10 early bird, $5 general admission. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, "Things to do in Cincinnati this week: Aug. 17-23," 16 Aug. 2020 Booking a train ticket is similar to purchasing an airline ticket in that the early bird gets the worm. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, "10 Mistakes to Avoid on Your First Long Train Ride, According to Experts," 15 Aug. 2020 The patio tables are starting to fill up with early bird revelers as Jonathan Mendez strolls up to the greeter’s table. Simon Montlake, The Christian Science Monitor, "Will America still go out to eat? One restaurateur’s moment of truth.," 29 June 2020

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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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Last Updated

18 Oct 2020

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“Early bird.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/early%20bird. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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