American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Informal A small bird.
- n. Sports One stroke under par for a hole in golf.
- n. Sports See shuttlecock.
- v. Sports To shoot (a hole in golf) in one stroke under par.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A childish diminutive of bird.
- n. A term of endearment for a child or a young woman.
- n. A name about Aberdeen, Scotland, of the young halibut.
- n. diminutive A bird; a birdling.
- n. golf The completion of a hole one stroke below par.
- n. badminton A shuttlecock.
- n. electronics An electromagnetic signal generated from within an electronic device.
- n. usually preceded by "the" A certain rude gesture in some countries, formed with the middle finger.
- n. usually preceded by "the" A certain rude gesture in some countries, formed with the middle and index fingers.
- v. intransitive, golf To score a birdie.
- v. transitive, golf To score a birdie.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A pretty or dear little bird; -- a pet name.
- n. badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers
- n. (golf) a score of one stroke under par on a hole
- v. shoot in one stroke under par
- From bird + -ie. Compare Dutch vogeltje ("birdie"). (Wiktionary)
“Micheel birdied the last two holes he played to finish 3 under par, and on this course, a birdie is almost like skipping a hole.”
“He settled for a tap-in birdie to put the pressure on Mallinger, who made a 5-footer setting up the final scramble.”
“In the final round, he shot 71, including a dramatic chip-in birdie on No. 16, and beat Chris DiMarco on the first hole of a playoff.”
“He rolled in birdie after birdie after birdie; DiMarco appeared to be rolling over once again during a major.”
“But rather than trying to fly his approach to the green, he played a low punch and rolled the ball within birdie range — a skillful shot and practiced patience that eluded Mickelson not long ago.”
“He didn't know he had to make it to tie, but he figured he had to get it at least within birdie distance.”
“Facing certain defeat, Allenby holed a 15-foot birdie from the fringe to halve the hole and stay alive.”
“American Paul Azinger made an amazing birdie from the 18th green-side bunker to prolong the contest Sunday.”
“He was correct as he rolled in a 15-footer for birdie from the fringe to put a smile on his face Friday as he headed to the final 36 holes nicely positioned just two shots out of the lead in the 131st”
“Waldorf missed by an inch a 35-footer for birdie from the fringe at No. 18 which would have given him the outright lead.”
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