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[hwur-lee-burd, wur-] /ˈʰwɜr liˌbɜrd, ˈwɜr-/
noun, Informal.
Origin of whirlybird
1950-55; whirl + -y1 + bird Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The problem, seems to me, is how we're going to use it without the whirlybird.

    Project Mastodon Clifford Donald Simak
British Dictionary definitions for whirlybird


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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