early bird


Definition of early bird

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

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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 Insider Passes, which allow access to additional events during the festival, cost $75 for a day pass and $250 for the full week at the early bird rates. J.d. Capelouto, BostonGlobe.com, "HUBweek’s City Hall Plaza rendering released as early bird passes for 2018 festival go on sale," 20 June 2018 Tiger practices with the roosters, and early birds were flocking to see his first scheduled appearance at a U.S. Open since 2015. Marcus Hayes, Philly.com, "Tiger Woods still 'moves the needle' at the U.S. Open | Marcus Hayes," 12 June 2018 Registration is now open and early bird rates are available through May 31st. Courant Community, "Community News For The Manchester Edition," 21 May 2018 The 2019 Free Bird SV+ starts at $37,165 and now through November 30, 2018 there is a pre-order early bird special that gives you a $600 accessory credit; deliveries for 2019 will start in December. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Modular camper van sleeps two and hauls gear, asks $37K," 22 Oct. 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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