Definitions for yardbirdˈyɑrdˌbɜrd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

yard•bird*ˈyɑrdˌbɜrd(n.)

  1. an army recruit.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  2. a soldier assigned to cleaning the grounds or other menial tasks as punishment.

    Category: Military

  3. a convict; prisoner.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

* Slang..

Origin of yardbird:

1940–45, Amer.

Wiktionary

  1. yardbird(Noun)

    A chicken.

  2. yardbird(Noun)

    A person who is imprisoned.

  3. yardbird(Noun)

    A soldier who is required to perform menial work on the grounds of a military base.

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