Thesaurus

bird-dog

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of bird-dog

(Entry 1 of 2)

to go after or on the track of
  • suspecting infidelity, he hired a private detective to bird-dog his wife

Synonyms for bird-dog

Words Related to bird-dog

Phrases Synonymous with bird-dog

Near Antonyms for bird-dog

Antonyms for bird-dog

bird dog

noun

Synonyms of bird dog (Entry 2 of 2)

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about bird-dog

Time Traveler for bird-dog

Time Traveler

The first known use of bird-dog was in 1776

See more words from the same year

Listen to Our Podcast about bird-dog

Cite this Entry

“Bird-dog.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bird-dog. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on bird-dog

Dictionary: Definition of bird-dog

Comments on bird-dog

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

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Namesakes Word Quiz

  • a citrus fruit possibly named after a person
  • Which of the following is a fruit named after a Moroccan seaport?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

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

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

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