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birdie

[bur-dee] /ˈbɜr di/
noun
1.
a small bird.
2.
Golf. a score of one stroke under par on a hole.
3.
a shuttlecock.
verb (used with object), birdied, birdieing.
4.
Golf. to make a birdie on (a hole).
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; bird + -ie
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Examples from the web for birdie
  • His long drives set up easy approach shots, which set up birdie putts, which he made more often than he missed.
  • Tiger then hits a dead shot and will have a no-birdie round.
  • They dueled until the final hole, challenging each other with birdie after birdie.
  • Depending on whom you ask, the structure resembles a tree or a badminton birdie with a golden egg at the top.
British Dictionary definitions for birdie

birdie

/ˈbɜːdɪ/
noun
1.
(golf) a score of one stroke under par for a hole
2.
(informal) a bird, esp a small bird
verb
3.
(transitive) (golf) to play (a hole) in one stroke under par
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Word Origin and History for birdie
n.

"little bird," 1792, from bird (n.1) + -ie. As golf slang for "a hole played one under par," by 1908, perhaps from bird (n.) in American English slang sense of "exceptionally clever or accomplished person or thing" (1839).

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Slang definitions & phrases for birdie

birdy

adjective

Strange, possibly crazy: acts birdy during her period


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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