early bird


Definition of early bird

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

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The lineup and ticketing information will be announced in the coming months, with a limited amount of early bird tickets to be released on June 7 at 9 am PST. Judy Cantor-navas, Billboard, "Primavera Sound Partners With Live Nation for Los Angeles Festival Debut in 2020," 1 June 2019 Families eager to be first in line can purchase an early bird admission to enter at noon June 22 for $25 per adult. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "How to get your pick of the litter at the Indy Mega Adoption Event," 11 June 2019 An All-Adventure Pass gives you access to every tour and attraction in the park for about $150; otherwise prices vary by adventure package and start as low as $40 (early bird aerial adventure) and $25 for kids at Adventure Village. Gerry Frank, oregonlive.com, "3 ideas for spending time with Dad on Father’s Day: Gerry Frank’s picks," 9 June 2019 For the first time, the festival is offering early bird pricing on its festival passes, which went on sale on Tuesday for the seventh version of the fest. Detroit Free Press Staff, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit does documentaries: The next Freep Film Festival arrives April 22-26, 2020," 4 June 2019 Launched this week, Alea is now offering an early bird three-vent starter set for $379, with shipping slated for January 2019. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "New startup gives the HVAC system a smart upgrade," 14 Sep. 2018 One of those early bird strategies is Extra Magic Hours, a popular perk for guests at on-property Disney hotels. Suzanne Rowan Kelleher, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Get on Any Disney World Ride in 30 Minutes or Less," 8 Nov. 2018 Each day started with just a few early birds hanging by the pool but ended with about 200 festivalgoers dancing in the dark in the wee hours of the morning. Leah Prinzivalli, SELF, "This Is What Actually Goes Down at a Fitness Festival," 27 Oct. 2018 For those not selling, admission to shop is $5 for early birds (7 to 9 a.m.) and $2 after 9 a.m. The sale is cash only, small bills please. Julie A. Short/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Egg hunts, breakfasts highlight Easter events: Short Takes on Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville," 26 Feb. 2018

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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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