early bird

noun

Definition of early bird 

1 : an early riser

2 : one that arrives early and especially before possible competitors

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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 To visit the Decorators' ShowHouse, get an early bird ticket before April 27 for $20. Joe Songer, AL.com, "Take a sneak peek inside the 2018 Decorators' ShowHouse," 26 Apr. 2018 The death toll for early birds can be as high as 70 percent. National Geographic, "Birds That Leave Nest Too Late Can Endanger Their Families," 25 June 2018 But these early birds suffer as a result: Their death toll can be as high as 70%, compared with just 12% for species that are late bloomers. Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, "Time to fly? Birds that leave the nest at the wrong time can bring disaster on the whole family," 20 June 2018 Cost: Register online before June 1 and get the early bird special rate of $175 per week. Caitlin Granfield, miamiherald, "Your child will never be bored at these camps | Miami Herald," 6 Apr. 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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