jailbird

noun
jail·​bird | \ ˈjāl-ˌbərd How to pronounce jailbird (audio) \

Definition of jailbird

: a person confined in jail especially : a habitual criminal

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Examples of jailbird in a Sentence

had spent most of his sorry life as a jailbird in hoosegows across the South
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First Known Use of jailbird

1603, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of jailbird was in 1603

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“Jailbird.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jailbird. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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