red·​bird | \ ˈred-ˌbərd How to pronounce redbird (audio) \

Definition of redbird

: any of several birds (such as a cardinal or scarlet tanager) with predominantly red plumage

Examples of redbird in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Cards will struggle more against Baltimore, so RB David Johnson is the only must-start for the redbirds. Kevin Cusick, Twin Cities, "The Loop Fantasy Football Update Week 2: Last-minute moves," 15 Sep. 2019 Bishop, a Parkton resident whose Redbirds include players from Hereford and students from Gilman, Calvert Hall, St. Paul’s and Friends, was the former strength and conditioning coach for the Baltimore Orioles from 1993 through 2006. Craig Clary,, "Baltimore Redbirds will host free baseball clinic in Catonsville featuring former Major League baseball players," 15 Aug. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'redbird.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of redbird

1649, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about redbird

Time Traveler for redbird

Time Traveler

The first known use of redbird was in 1649

See more words from the same year

Statistics for redbird

Cite this Entry

“Redbird.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for redbird


red·​bird | \ ˈred-ˌbərd How to pronounce redbird (audio) \

Kids Definition of redbird

: any of several birds (as a cardinal) with mostly red feathers

More from Merriam-Webster on redbird

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with redbird Encyclopedia article about redbird

Comments on redbird

What made you want to look up redbird? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to express in a more acceptable way

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Intact Latin Quiz

  • roman tablet
  • What did focus mean in Latin?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!