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railbird

[reyl-burd] /ˈreɪlˌbɜrd/
noun, Informal.
1.
a horse-racing fan who watches races or workouts from the railing along the track.
2.
any kibitzer or self-styled critic or expert.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95, Americanism; rail1 + bird in sense “frequenter,” as in jailbird, yardbird
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railbird

noun

An ardent horse-racing devotee: another three-year old that set the railbirds agog (1890+)


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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