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whirlybird

[hwur-lee-burd, wur-] /ˈʰwɜr liˌbɜrd, ˈwɜr-/
noun, Informal.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; whirl + -y1 + bird
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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

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

whirlybird

noun

A helicopter; chopper •Along with eggbeater, nearly obsolete (1951+)


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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