Birdie



a small bird.
Golf. a score of one stroke under par on a hole.
a shuttlecock.
Golf. to make a birdie on (a hole).
Contemporary Examples

‘Mad Men’ Creator Matthew Weiner on the Season Finale Jace Lacob June 23, 2013
The Greatest Role My Father Ever Played Seth Lerer June 15, 2013

Historical Examples

Baldy of Nome Esther Birdsall Darling
Hoodie Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
Just Around the Corner Fannie Hurst
The Twins of Suffering Creek Ridgwell Cullum
Arundel Edward Frederic Benson
David Elginbrod George MacDonald
Gallipoli Diary, Volume I Ian Hamilton
Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2 Ian Hamilton

noun
(golf) a score of one stroke under par for a hole
(informal) a bird, esp a small bird
verb
(transitive) (golf) to play (a hole) in one stroke under par
n.

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