Try Our Apps


The Best Internet Slang


[red-burd] /ˈrɛdˌbɜrd/
the cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis.
any of various other birds having red plumage, as the scarlet tanager.
Origin of redbird
First recorded in 1660-70; red1 + bird Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for redbird
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • The redbird is singing in the tree, his plumage all the brighter for the winter's bleaching.

    Watch Yourself Go By Al. G. Field
  • You cannot make a wren out of a redbird, even if you are the God of both.

  • The snow was already halfway up redbird's laced deerskin boots.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • redbird wondered why pale eyes were so different and why they had so much power.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • "But it is true, redbird, you have done nothing," Wolf Paw said more softly.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • redbird felt tears stream from her eyes—and freeze at once on her cheeks.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • "You saved his life," Sun Woman said, so softly only redbird could hear the words.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • redbird was standing among the people, looking not at the stranger, but at White Bear.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • redbird knew she had more of the shaman in her than Iron Knife.

    Shaman Robert Shea
Word Origin and History for redbird

mid-13c., a name for sundry red or partly red birds, including the common bullfinch and the scarlet tanager, but in U.S. especially the cardinal, from red (adj.1) + bird (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for redbird

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for redbird

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for redbird