tim·​ber·​doo·​dle ˌtim-bər-ˈdü-dᵊl How to pronounce timberdoodle (audio)
: the North American woodcock

Examples of timberdoodle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s because every year around the beginning of March, the first migratory bird to arrive in the city, the American woodcock, also known as the bogsucker, mudbat, or timberdoodle, shows up there — and to judge by bird Twitter, the species spends its layover almost exclusively there. Willy Blackmore, Curbed, 3 Mar. 2022 Seconds later Gypsy led us to the bird and Ramus picked up the first timberdoodle of his hunting life. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 27 Oct. 2017

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Word History


timber entry 1 + doodle cock

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of timberdoodle was in 1856

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“Timberdoodle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/timberdoodle. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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