[ 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.
DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?
"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
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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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