Definitions

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  • noun slang A chicken.
  • noun slang A person who is imprisoned.
  • noun slang A soldier who is required to perform menial work on the grounds of a military base.

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

  • noun a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
  • noun a military recruit who is assigned menial tasks

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Tahar Rahim's novice yardbird has been plunged will transform him from wide-eyed ingénu into brutalised maître de criminalité.

    The Guardian World News

  • The chicken may not be man's best friend, but this yardbird was quite special.

    News & Record Article Feed

  • Tahar Rahim's novice yardbird has been plunged will transform him from wide-eyed ingénu into brutalised maître de criminalité.

    Film | guardian.co.uk

  • Near the end of the book you will find a helpful section of tips on safety and grill maintenance, as well as a list of barbecue terms that will get you grilling and gabbing like a pro turning yardbird with a pig tail.

    Intelligent Travel Blog

  • The chicken may not be man's best friend, but this yardbird was quite special.

    News & Record Article Feed

  • Tahar Rahim's novice yardbird has been plunged will transform him from wide-eyed ingénu into brutalised maître de criminalité.

    Film | guardian.co.uk

  • The chicken may not be man's best friend, but this yardbird was quite special.

    News & Record Article Feed

  • Guests can also watch yardbird gladiators in action at Jay's Cockpit and Family Diner and Grill.

    The Independent Weekly

  • Guests can also watch yardbird gladiators in action at Jay's Cockpit and Family Diner and Grill.

    The Independent Weekly

  • Guests can also watch yardbird gladiators in action at Jay's Cockpit and Family Diner and Grill.

    The Independent Weekly

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  • Apparently the 'bird' in Charlie "Bird" Parker is this one!

    April 25, 2014

  • I keep thinking of yarb, bless him.

    April 26, 2014

  • not so much with the smack and the horn, but much the same Byronic charm xD

    April 27, 2014