What does a bird mean in British slang?

What does a bird mean in British slang?

slang, mainly British a girl or young woman, esp one’s girlfriend. slang prison or a term in prison (esp in the phrase do bird; shortened from birdlime, rhyming slang for time)

What does doing bird mean in slang?

Someone who is doing bird is in prison. [British, informal] They warned him that next time he’d find himself doing bird.

What does it mean strictly for the birds?

slang Worthless, stupid, or completely undesirable. Driving is strictly for the birds when you live in a big city—unless you like sitting in traffic!

What is a lifer in birding?

Lifer. Part of speech: noun. Definition: a first-time sighting for a birder.

Why is jail time called bird?

Prisoners will sometimes say they’re ‘doing bird’ to mean they’re doing time. It comes from old rhyming slang where time became bird lime, but now it has been shortened to just bird. If an inmate tells on you to officers, they’re a snitch or a grass.

What does a GREY Ting mean?

I found out grey ting means white people a couple weeks ago I thought it meant someone of mixed race because ‘black’ and ‘white’ is grey.

What is a jailbird?

: a person confined in jail especially : a habitual criminal.

Why do they say its for the birds?

Meaning: Something that is worthless. Origin: Before the advent of cars, one could see and smell the emissions of horse-drawn wagons in New York. Since there was no way of controlling these emissions, they – or the undigested oats in them – served to nourish a large population of English sparrows.

What is the difference between birding and bird watching?

A birder is apt to nurture a long bird list, and is willing to suffer inclement weather and travel distances to see that rare or possibly “life” bird. While the term birdwatching is widely understood, birding is not. Some prefer the term “birding” because it includes recognizing birds by songs and calls.

What do they call people who watch birds?

It is a popular hobby. Someone who does this may be called a birdwatcher, but more often a twitcher or birder. They are usually amateurs. The scientific study of birds is called ornithology.

What does pishing mean in birdwatching slang?

A sibilant noise made with the lips for the purpose of attracting birds and having them come closer to you so they can be identified. To have birds respond to pishing. It can also refer to the fact that all of the birds have come to investigate the pishing sound and are no longer interested in responding to the sound.

What do you call a bird that you missed seeing?

Not all mega-ticks attain the status of cripplers, as some birds that are very rare are also small and rather plain. Common, and usually unidentified, gulls. European Starlings. A rare bird that a birder missed seeing. The failure to see a particular bird, usually one for which a birder has gone out to twitch.

Are there any idioms that come from birds?

Birds are part of every language and there are many colorful and creative bird idioms that are commonly used and popularly recognized by birders and non-birders alike.

What does the word bird mean in Urban Dictionary?

Generally a girl or young woman who comes across as vain, ditzy, stupid or useless. Generally a girl or young woman who comes across as vain, ditzy, stupid or useless. Browse A B C D E