[ yahrd-burd ]
/ ˈyɑrdˌbɜrd /
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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.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
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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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