[hwur-lee-burd, wur-]
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Origin of whirlybird

First recorded in 1950–55; whirl + -y1 + bird
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Related Words for whirlybird

chopper, eggbeater, autogiro, whirlybird, copter

Examples from the Web for whirlybird

Historical Examples of whirlybird

  • The problem, seems to me, is how we're going to use it without the whirlybird.

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    Clifford Donald Simak

British Dictionary definitions for whirlybird


  1. an informal word for helicopter
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