- a small bird.
- Golf. a score of one stroke under par on a hole.
- a shuttlecock.
- Golf. to make a birdie on (a hole).
Origin of birdie
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Examples from the Web for birdies
O, cruel Tom, let birdies be, And blithely sing from bush and tree.Aunt Kitty's Stories
You forget I had eaten a few strawberries—just to encourage the birdies.Afterwards
I guess heres where the birdies and butterflies had their Sabbath School.Maybee's Stepping Stones
"So my birdies must coo at midnight on the house-tops," he finally remarked.Mlle. Fouchette
Charles Theodore Murray
Why, sis, do you want our chickens and birdies all carried off?Little Robins Learning to Fly
- golf a score of one stroke under par for a hole
- informal a bird, esp a small bird
- (tr) golf to play (a hole) in one stroke under par
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Word Origin and History for birdies
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