- a person who is or has been confined in jail; convict or ex-convict.
Origin of jailbird
Related Words for jailbirddelinquent, culprit, offender, gangster, mobster, hooligan, fugitive, crook, racketeer, felon, hoodlum, scofflaw, pickpocket, wrongdoer, lowlife, suspect, convict, criminal, lawbreaker, pariah
Examples from the Web for jailbird
Historical Examples of jailbird
"If he's a jailbird I'll hate to see him in these parts," went on the farmer soberly.The Rover Boys in the Air
I guess ye'll not be findin' anybody that will be wantin' a jailbird.Just Patty
Then, after the jailbird had flown, he said that he would not send word at all.Betty Lee, Senior
Harriet Pyne Grove
Poor devil, hes got all the marks of the jailbird about him.
The fellers say that hes been a jailbird, an they dont want him in the house.
- a person who is or has been confined to jail, esp repeatedly; convict