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Definition of "jailbird" []

  • Informal A prisoner or an ex-convict. (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 "jailbird" in a sentence
  • "To make the idea of jailbird-as-thespian even worse, I can tell you as someone who lives here that there is no possible way this does not turn into a media circus."
  • "Chester, now about thirty years old, had been pardoned because of late evidence in his favour, when a five - year term for burglary was but one quarter served, but in his old father's eyes a jailbird was a jailbird, and Chester was still in some mysterious way to blame."
  • "Judge Carrie Ann Inaba tells E! that the jailbird is her first choice for the next season."
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