Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Variants of bird.

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  • noun poetic Maiden, young woman

Etymologies

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Middle English burde ("woman, lady, young lady"), possibly from Old English byrde ("of noble birth") (compare Middle English berne ("young man")), or alteration of Old English brȳd ("bride"). Of different origin than bird, which can also refer to a young woman.

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  • young lady ?!

    February 11, 2007