Origin of roadrunner
Examples from the Web for roadrunner
(Contrast this to the 3,000 copies my own 2009 book, Roadrunner, has sold).
"Don Coyote," the roadrunner, and other characteristic animals.Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest|J. Frank Dobie
The roadrunner, however, serves a better purpose in life than being run down by hounds.
This makes me think of a curious bird I noticed in my drives at San Diego, the roadrunner, classed with the cuckoo.A Truthful Woman in Southern California|Kate Sanborn
Others say the word is derived from camis, signifying a roadrunner.The Huguenots in France|Samuel Smiles.