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Definition of "birder" [bird•er]

  • A bird watcher. (noun)
  • A breeder of birds. (noun)
  • A hunter of birds. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "birder" in a sentence
  • "Well, over the years, I have grown more comfortable with the word birder, and have even come to consider myself one, but I still think that there's much more to birding than simply ticking off species on a checklist."
  • "According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary 2002, the word birder is a noun dating from the 15th century."
  • "Merriam-Webster Online (which suggests that bird watcher be hyphenated) dates its origin to 1905 but does not provide a definition, considering it to be synonymous with its second meaning for the word birder (i.e., a person who birds)."