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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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British Dictionary definitions for birdies

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 birdies

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 birdies

birdies

noun

Thin, bony legs (1950s+)

Related Terms

hear the birdies sing


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