Definitions for gallows bird
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a person who deserves to be hanged.
a person who deserves to be hanged
A person who deserves to be, or is likely to be hanged.
Origin: Compare virtually identical construction gibier de potence, and similar jailbird.
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