Definition of Jailbird

1. Noun. A criminal who has been jailed repeatedly.

Exact synonyms: Gaolbird, Jail Bird
Generic synonyms: Criminal, Crook, Felon, Malefactor, Outlaw



Definition of Jailbird

1. Noun. A prisoner or an ex-prisoner ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jailbird

1. a prisoner [n -S] - See also: prisoner

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jailbird

jahiliyyah
jai
jai alai
jaikie
jaikies
jail
jail-bird
jail-birds
jail bait
jail cell
jail delivery
jail fever
jailable
jailbait
jailbaits
jailbird (current term)
jailbirds
jailbreak
jailbreaker
jailbreakers
jailbreaking
jailbreaks
jailbroke
jailbroken
jailed
jailee
jailer
jaileress
jaileresses
jailers

Literary usage of Jailbird

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1. Marooned in Moscow: The Story of an American Woman Imprisoned in Russia by Marguerite Elton Baker Harrison (1921)
"... CHAPTER XXVIII WHEREIN A jailbird TURNS JAILER For a moment I was dazed by the unexpectedness of what had happened. I had thought that I was to be taken ..."

2. The Best Plays by Burns Mantle, Louis Kronenberger (1899)
"What the hell's the idea of letting my daughter run around with that jailbird brother of yours? HARRY (glaring at JUDY)—He's not my brother and— GRACE ..."

3. Proceedings of the ... Annual Congress of Correction of the American by American Correctional Association (1893)
"Following this lurid portrait of the friendless jailbird, the emperor of France created a commission of twenty-one citizens, to investigate and report on ..."

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