Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A little bird.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun same as dickeybird.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun small bird; adults talking to children sometimes use these words to refer to small birds
  • noun small bird; adults talking to children sometimes use these words to refer to small birds

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Examples

  • The green rooftop stunt looks a little too convenient - not a dickybird on msm news coverage of the EU referendum protest in Parliament Sq.

    Greenies on the roof

  • So, here's one reason why we've not heard a dickybird out of ET yet: our searches so far have been puny compared with the scale effort that would be required to do a thorough audit of the Milky Way.

    BBC News | Technology | World Edition

  • So, here's one reason why we've not heard a dickybird out of ET yet: our searches so far have been puny compared with the scale effort that would be required to do a thorough audit of the Milky Way.

    BBC News | Technology | World Edition

  • So, here's one reason why we've not heard a dickybird out of ET yet: our searches so far have been puny compared with the scale effort that would be required to do a thorough audit of the Milky Way.

    BBC News | Technology | World Edition

  • A kindly, gray-whiskered old gentleman came tottering and rocking into view, his rosy, wrinkled face beaming benediction on the world as he passed through it -- on the sunshine dappling the undergrowth, on the furry squirrels sitting up on their hind legs to watch him pass, on the stray dickybird that hopped fearlessly in his path, at the young man sitting very rigid there on his bench, at the fair, sweet-faced girl who met his aged eyes with the gentlest of involuntary smiles.

    The Tracer of Lost Persons

  • All I ask is that you keep quiet about me saying a dickybird to you until I’ve left Sheffield.

    Conferences are Murder

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