Definition of Gaolbird

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

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



Definition of Gaolbird

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of jailbird) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gaolbird

gantry crane
gantry cranes
gantry scaffold
gantry scaffolds
gants
ganymedes
ganzfeld
ganzfeld effect
ganzfeld experiment
ganzfeld experiments
gaohu
gaohus
gaol
gaol-bird
gaol-birds
gaolbird (current term)
gaolbirds
gaolbreak
gaolbreaks
gaoled
gaoler
gaoleress
gaoleresses
gaolers
gaolhouse
gaoliang
gaoling
gaolkeeper
gaolkeepers
gaols

Literary usage of Gaolbird

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1. Buried Alive: Or, Ten Years Penal Servitude in Siberia by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1881)
"You are add brute and no gaolbird,' roared the fat man in a violent passion, having been beaten on all points. The quarrel threatened to become serious, ..."

2. The Lives of the Chief Justices of England: From the Norman Conquest Till by John Campbell Campbell (1874)
"Starting at the bar, though he was at first taunted as a " gaolbird," he was soon run after as a distinguished advocate ; and he attained the highest ..."

3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1888)
"But however quaint this friendly hobnobbing between judge and gaolbird, it must be remembered that the relations between different classes here have no ..."

4. Buried Alive: Or, Ten Years Penal Servitude in Siberia by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1881)
"You are add brute and no gaolbird,' roared the fat man in a violent passion, having been beaten on all points. The quarrel threatened to become serious, ..."

5. The Lives of the Chief Justices of England: From the Norman Conquest Till by John Campbell Campbell (1874)
"Starting at the bar, though he was at first taunted as a " gaolbird," he was soon run after as a distinguished advocate ; and he attained the highest ..."

6. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1888)
"But however quaint this friendly hobnobbing between judge and gaolbird, it must be remembered that the relations between different classes here have no ..."

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