- 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 birdie
Anytime you want to break my heart, you can just have Don call her “Birdie.”‘Mad Men’ Creator Matthew Weiner on the Season Finale
June 24, 2013
Four years old, and I was on the subway, the old BMT from Brooklyn to Manhattan, just making the matinee of Bye, Bye, Birdie.The Greatest Role My Father Ever Played
June 16, 2013
But Birdie was quite equal to the best efforts of her candidates.
Birdie laughed dutifully, but her retort was rather disconcerting.
Birdie contrived a blush of pleasure, and edged a little nearer to him.
"Aboot the cross-bow an' the birdie, ye ken," answered David, in a tone of surprise.David Elginbrod
There I picked up Birdie and heard the Anzac part of the battle.Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2
- 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 birdie
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