[ yahrd-burd ]
/ ˈyɑrdˌbɜrd /
a convict or prisoner.
an army recruit.
a soldier confined to camp and assigned to cleaning the grounds or other menial tasks as punishment for violation of the rules.
Words nearby yardbird
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British Dictionary definitions for yardbird
/ (ˈjɑːdˌbɜːd) /
US military an inexperienced, untrained, or clumsy soldier, esp one employed on menial duties
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