Definitions for gallows bird

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gal′lows bird`*(n.)

  1. a person who deserves to be hanged.

    Category: Informal

* Informal..

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gallows bird(noun)

    a person who deserves to be hanged


  1. gallows bird(Noun)

    A person who deserves to be, or is likely to be hanged.

  2. Origin: Compare virtually identical construction gibier de potence, and similar jailbird.


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