[burd-man, -muh n]

noun, plural bird·men [burd-men, -muh n] /ˈbɜrdˌmɛn, -mən/.

an ornithologist.
a person who keeps or tends birds.
a person who hunts birds for food or sport; fowler.
Informal. aviator.

Origin of birdman

First recorded in 1690–1700; bird + man1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of birdman

  • For he had left the front, this birdman, only an hour before!

    High Adventure

    James Norman Hall

  • What do you think is the quality a birdman should have most of?

    Battling the Clouds

    Captain Frank Cobb

  • Up to the sky the birdman flew And looped some loops that were bold and new.

    Bib Ballads

    Ring W. Lardner

  • The General scribbled an order and handed it to the birdman.

  • "That feels better," said the birdman, as he stretched out on a couch.

British Dictionary definitions for birdman


noun plural -men

a man concerned with birds, such as a fowler or ornithologist
a man who attempts to fly using his own muscle power
an obsolete informal name for airman
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