- a common North American songbird, Dolichonyx oryzivorus, that winters in South America.
Origin of bobolink
Examples from the Web for bobolink
Historical Examples of bobolink
Sharp as Mr. Bobolink was, we knew all his tricks, and had outwitted him often.
"Excuse me from the job then," said Bobolink, making a wry face.
"It's Bobolink changing his voice," called out Paul, laughingly.
Bobolink, you and Bluff come with us; yes, and Nuthin can trot along, too.
These two were so much alike that Bobolink remarked upon the fact.
- an American songbird, Dolichonyx oryzivorus, the male of which has a white back and black underparts in the breeding season: family Icteridae (American orioles)Also called (US): reedbird, ricebird
Word Origin for bobolink
1796, American English, from bob-o-Lincoln (1774), imitative of the call of the bird.