American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several birds, such as the junco and the snow bunting, common in snowy regions.
- n. Slang One who moves from a cold to a warm place in the winter.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bird associated in some way with snow. , Specifically— The snow finch.
- n. The ivory gull, Larus eburneus, an arctic species that in winter is pure white.
- n. A bird, Junco hyemalis, the dark-eyed junco.
- n. A bird seen primarily in the winter time.
- n. The snow bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis).
- n. A person, usually one who is retired, who travels from a cold climate to a warmer one in the winter.
- n. slang A cocaine user.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Prov. Eng., Prov. Eng. An arctic finch (Plectrophenax nivalis syn. Plectrophanes nivalis) common, in winter, both in Europe and the United States, and often appearing in large flocks during snowstorms. It is partially white, but variously marked with chestnut and brown. Called also
snow bunting, snowflake, snowfleck, and snowflight.
- n. Prov. Eng., Prov. Eng. Any finch of the genus Junco which appears in flocks in winter time, especially Junco hyemalis in the Eastern United States; -- called also
blue snowbird. See junco.
- n. Prov. Eng. The fieldfare.
- n. white Arctic bunting
- n. medium-sized Eurasian thrush seen chiefly in winter
- n. small North American finch seen chiefly in winter
- snow + bird (Wiktionary)
“Edith marshaled the information gleaned from her long-term snowbird status in Mexico.”
“Despite the recession, she thought she would find a job in a region known as a snowbird and senior roost.”
“Florida has long been known as the snowbird state; retirees flock there for the warm climate and lack of a state income tax, making it the fourth most populated state in the nation (more than one-third of its population is 65 or older).”
“Having spent 7 "snowbird" winters in Ajijic, we wish to experience the rainy season.”
“So if you are still paying Canadian taxes and a resident, you can buy a "snowbird" travel policy.”
“That is also the "snowbird" timeframe when people who live in snowy climes come enmass for the great weather.”
“Given that his base includes Maricopa County's large population of white Republican-leaning "snowbird" retirees, and a small though politically active community of nativists allied with the Minutemen vigilante movement, he may be right.”
“I think we fall into a third category which was not listed, "snowbird".”
“If you're a "snowbird", I assume you can well afford to have you feet dually planted.”
“Though a "closed primary," Florida is home to moderate "snowbird" retirees from the Midwest and Northeast.”
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