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Definition of "birdie" []

  • Informal A small bird. (noun)
  • Sports One stroke under par for a hole in golf. (noun)
  • Sports See shuttlecock. (noun)
  • Sports To shoot (a hole in golf) in one stroke under par. (verb-transitive)

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 "birdie" in a sentence
  • "Micheel birdied the last two holes he played to finish 3 under par, and on this course, a birdie is almost like skipping a hole."
  • "He settled for a tap-in birdie to put the pressure on Mallinger, who made a 5-footer setting up the final scramble."
  • "In the final round, he shot 71, including a dramatic chip-in birdie on No. 16, and beat Chris DiMarco on the first hole of a playoff."