yardbird

noun
yard·​bird | \ ˈyärd-ˌbərd How to pronounce yardbird (audio) \

Definition of yardbird

1 : a soldier assigned to a menial task or restricted to a limited area as a disciplinary measure
2 : an untrained or inept enlisted man

First Known Use of yardbird

circa 1941, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for yardbird

yard entry 1

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The first known use of yardbird was circa 1941

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“Yardbird.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yardbird. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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