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railbird

[ reyl-burd ]
/ ˈreɪlˌbɜrd /
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noun Informal.
a horse-racing fan who watches races or workouts from the railing along the track.
any kibitzer or self-styled critic or expert.
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Origin of railbird

1890–95, Americanism;rail1 + bird in sense “frequenter,” as in jailbird, yardbird
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