jailbird

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noun jail·bird \ˈjāl-ˌbərd\

Definition of jailbird

  1. :  a person confined in jail; especially :  a habitual criminal

Examples of jailbird in a Sentence

  1. had spent most of his sorry life as a jailbird in hoosegows across the South

First Known Use of jailbird

1603


JAILBIRD Defined for English Language Learners

jailbird

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Definition of jailbird for English Language Learners

  • : a person who has often been in jail or prison



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