[ bur-dee ]
/ ˈbɜr di /


a small bird.
Golf. a score of one stroke under par on a hole.
a shuttlecock.

verb (used with object), bird·ied, bird·ie·ing.

Golf. to make a birdie on (a hole).

Origin of birdie

First recorded in 1785–95; bird + -ie Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for birdie

/ (ˈbɜːdɪ) /


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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