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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. 2015.
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Examples from the web for whirlybird
  • Maples make those little whirlybird seeds you see spiraling down in droves each spring.
  • Better get packed because the whirlybird's picking us up before dawn.
  • He was carrying the chemical tank in one hand and the spray wand in the other as he sprayed the whirlybird vents on the roof.
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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