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get the bird

Slang definitions & phrases for get the bird

get the bird

verb phrase

To be greeted with catcalls, hisses, boos, etc

[1922+ Vaudeville; fr the fancied attack by big birds, ''hissing geese,'' when a show is radically disliked, a notion found by 1825; the form get the big bird is found by 1886]

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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