Origin of English sparrow
An Americanism dating back to 1875–80
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Examples from the Web for english sparrow
She had not really moved in, when who should peep in but Mr. English-Sparrow.
No sooner did they appear on the ground than trouble began with the English-sparrow tribe.A Bird-Lover in the West|Olive Thorne Miller