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whirlybird

[hwur-lee-burd, wur-] /ˈʰwɜr liˌbɜrd, ˈwɜr-/
noun, Informal.
Origin of whirlybird
1950-1955
1950-55; whirl + -y1 + bird
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  • The problem, seems to me, is how we're going to use it without the whirlybird.

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British Dictionary definitions for whirlybird

whirlybird

/ˈwɜːlɪˌbɜːd/
noun
1.
an informal word for helicopter
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for whirlybird

whip up

verb phrase

To make hurriedly: Let's whip up a new policy on this/ Just relax while I whip up dinner

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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