jaybird

[ jey-burd ]
/ ˈdʒeɪˌbɜrd /
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noun

Origin of jaybird

An Americanism dating back to 1655–65; jay1 + bird
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Word Origin and History for jaybird

jaybird


n.

1660s, from jay + bird (n.). It appears after the time jay began to be used of persons, too.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with jaybird

jaybird


see naked as a jaybird.

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